British government prepares to force Northern Ireland to speed up deployment of abortion services

British government prepares to force Northern Ireland to speed up deployment of abortion services

The law was liberalized last year to allow dismissals following measures taken in Westminster.

However, although individual health trusts have already provided temporary means for early medical abortion, the Department of Health has not yet made services across Northern Ireland mandatory.

Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann has said the issue is controversial and therefore cannot be run alone and requires executive approval.

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis plans to introduce new rules in Parliament next week. He will be allowed to lead Swan’s department. Patron Reported.

Mr Lewis was motivated by concerns that many women were still going to the UK to provide services.

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