Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020

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Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Chris Heaton-Harris arrives at St Anne's Cathedral for the Service of Reflection in Belfast on Sept. 13, 2022.

UK government funds abortion in Northern Ireland as pro-life groups object

Oct 25, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Chris Heaton-Harris, secretary of state for Northern Ireland, said Monday that the U.K. government will “ensure the commissioning of abortion... Read more


Abortion clinic ‘buffer zone’ bill to become law in Northern Ireland

Mar 24, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The bill makes it a criminal offense for pro-lifers to engage in ‘influencing’ women inside ‘safe access zones.’ Read more


Pro-lifers lament High Court ruling on abortion in N Ireland

Feb 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘If this judgment is allowed to stand, the Secretary of State can simply block any attempt to restrict abortion or... Read more

Pro life protesters outsider the Belfast High court, as Northern Ireland abortion laws were being challenged. Belfast, UK. Oct. 3, 2019

Northern Ireland considering abortion clinic ‘buffer zone’ law

Oct 14, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A proposal to require so-called “buffer zones” around abortion clinics - an area where protests would not be allowed -... Read more

Catholic bishops: New N Ireland abortion intervention is ‘gravely disquieting’

Jul 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

The bishops said the British government had imposed an ‘unjust law.’ Read more

Parliament Buildings in Belfast, seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Bill restricting abortion for disability reasons passes first vote in Northern Ireland Assembly

Mar 17, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted in favor of a bill which would restrict abortions on the basis of non-fatal... Read more

Parliament buildings, Stormont, Belfast   Credit: Stephen Barnes/Shutterstock

Discrimination abortion restrictions proposed in Northern Ireland

Feb 16, 2021

Lawmakers in Northern Ireland are seeking to ban abortions in cases of non-lethal fetal abnormality.   Read more

The human cost of N Ireland’s abortion regulations: over 700 unborn lives

Nov 3, 2020

Seven months after Northern Ireland’s expansive legal abortion law took effect, pro-life advocates have lamented the lives lost and called... Read more

NI health department warns of risks of unregulated at-home medical abortion

Sep 25, 2020

Northern Ireland's Department of Health told a Belfast daily on Friday that women who self-administer medical abortions at home are... Read more

‘Huge disappointment’ as UK House of Lords backs Northern Ireland abortion regulations

Jun 16, 2020

The House of Lords backed new abortion regulations for Northern Ireland by an overwhelming majority Monday, after the Northern Ireland... Read more

UK government doubles down on N Ireland abortion regulations

Jun 5, 2020

While saying that abortion regulation is a devolved issue, the British Minister of State for Northern Ireland emphasized at Westminster... Read more

Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast, home of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Assembly rejects ‘imposition’ of abortion regulations on Northern Ireland

Jun 3, 2020

The Northern Ireland Assembly voted Tuesday in favor of a motion rejecting the “imposition” of abortion legislation by the Westminster... Read more

Heidi Crowter, right, with other demonstrators. Courtesy, Don't Screen Us Out

Bishops join woman with Down syndrome in call to change N Ireland abortion law

Jun 2, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Bishops in Northern Ireland have strongly backed a call by a campaigner with Down syndrome to reject a law permitting... Read more

House of Lords committee raises concerns over N Ireland abortion regulations

Apr 29, 2020

A legislation scrutiny committee of the House of Lords last week published a report on the abortion regulations imposed on... Read more