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Northern Ireland - Latest News
Oct 9, 2019 - 02:51 am .- Health professionals in Northern Ireland are writing to the region’s secretary to protest a liberalization of the region’s abortion laws, which the UK parliament is set to impose on Northern Ireland this month unless Northern Ireland’s parliament reconvenes.
Oct 7, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- An advertising company has has apologized for displaying a pro-life billboard in the United Kingdom, saying it will remove the ad and make a donation to a pro-abortion charity.
Oct 3, 2019 - 04:41 pm .- The High Court in Belfast ruled Thursday that the region's existing abortion law is in violation of the United Kingdom’s human rights commitments.
Oct 1, 2019 - 03:04 pm .- Religious leaders are calling on Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith to reconvene the region’s legislative assembly, in order to avoid new liberalizing abortion laws which are set to take effect later this month.
Sep 23, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- Arlene Foster, the leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, wrote Saturday that the party is 'resolute' in its opposition to abortion, and she called for the restoration of devolved government in the region.
Sep 9, 2019 - 12:35 pm .- Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Belfast on Saturday to protest against the impending legalization of abortion in Northern Ireland.
Jul 20, 2019 - 12:00 am .- The British Parliament is imposing its will on the citizens of Northern Ireland by passing legislation decriminalizing abortion there, one Catholic lawmaker says.
Jul 18, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- The bishops of Northern Ireland noted their alarm Wednesday at the British parliament's passage of a bill that will legalize abortion and same-sex marriage in the region, highlighting the value of human life and the importance of devolution.
Jul 15, 2019 - 02:42 pm .- As the British parliament continues to consider a bill on Northern Ireland including amendments that would legalize abortion and same-sex marriage, a peeress from the region has warned the amendments are “not workable.”
Jul 10, 2019 - 03:18 pm .- The British parliament voted Tuesday to legalize same-sex marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland –  a vote that will take effect only if the region's own legislature is not functional by Oct. 21.
Jul 8, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- A Capuchin Franciscan priest from Northern Ireland who spent 50 years on mission in Zambia has been awarded one of Japan’s highest honors for his promotion of judo in Africa.
Jul 8, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- Bishops in Northern Ireland have spoken out against amendments to a bill in the British parliament that would liberalize abortion provision in the region, bypassing its self-governance.
May 2, 2019 - 03:01 am .- The leader of a new political party that spans both Ireland and Northern Ireland promised to uphold the right to life as a key value at the party’s launch on Tuesday.
Apr 25, 2019 - 05:41 pm .- A committee of the British parliament has said Westminster should bypass Northern Ireland's self-governance to clarify the region's abortion law.
Apr 23, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- A Catholic church in Northern Ireland was desecrated with paint in the early hours of Easter Sunday morning, receiving disapproval from political officials.
Mar 13, 2019 - 05:02 pm .- Efforts to protect the unborn from legal abortion in Northern Ireland continue despite efforts to bypass self-governance and go directly through the U.K. Parliament—efforts backed by a U.N. committee and pro-abortion rights politicians and groups.
Jan 29, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Attempts to liberalize access to abortion in Northern Ireland continue, shortly after legal abortion was introduced in the Republic of Ireland, with both legislation in Westminster and a legal challenge.
Oct 31, 2018 - 12:10 pm .- A bill in the parliament of the United Kingdom requiring the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to provide guidance to civil servants on how to exercise their functions regarding human rights is scheduled to receive Royal Assent Thursday.
Sep 20, 2018 - 01:01 pm .- The High Court in Belfast began hearing a challenge Thursday to the decision to prosecute a woman who allegedly procured abortifacient medication five years ago for her daughter, who was 15-years-old at the time.
Sep 13, 2018 - 01:03 pm .- Coming into effect at the end of 2018, English women will be allowed to take abortion pills at home; but it is unclear whether Northern Irish women who travel to England will be allowed to do so.