Abortion: Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 24th January 2020.

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Photo of Carla Lockhart Carla Lockhart DUP, Upper Bann

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which stakeholder groups he has met to discuss proposals for a new legal framework for abortion services in Northern Ireland.

Photo of Julian Smith Julian Smith The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

In consulting on the proposals for a new legal framework for abortion services in Northern Ireland, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Office officials have engaged with a wide range of stakeholders. These groups include the Northern Ireland Department of Health, healthcare professionals, the all-Ireland church leaders group, abortion sector care providers, trade unions and civil society organisations; as well meeting with individuals who have been affected by the law.

The Northern Ireland Office will continue to consult with stakeholders to properly provide input and views on the question of how we can best deliver the new legal framework for abortion services is developed.

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