Green Party welcomes High Court ruling on abortion

The High Court in Belfast today, Monday 30 November, ruled that Northern Ireland’s abortion laws are in breach of human rights.

Green Party deputy leader Clare Bailey said,

“This is a momentous moment for women in Northern Ireland.

“I welcome that the High Court has recognised that Northern Ireland’s archaic abortion laws breach human rights.

“Mr Justice Horner has recognised that women who have suffered sexual crime or in cases of fatal foetal abnormality should be afforded choice over their decisions.

“No woman takes the decision to have a termination lightly and they should be given every support necessary, not forced into a decision because there are no alternatives.

“I can only hope that Northern Ireland’s politicians are listening and take steps to amend legislation as a matter of urgency.”

by Clare Bailey