Abortion and fatal foetal abnormality in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Departments of Health and Justice have published a significantly-delayed report which recommends a change in the law to allow abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality (FFA). The report was commissioned in summer 2016 and completed by October of that year but its publication was delayed indefinitely by the collapse of the Northern Ireland Executive.

The report’s principal conclusions and recommendations are as follows: Continue reading