Anti-abortion campaigner Bernadette Smyth was among many in the the courtroom for the hearing. Photograph: PA

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has won High Court permission to challenge abortion law in Northern Ireland. A judge in Belfast has grant(...)

A legal challenge to the abortion law in Northern Ireland will be heard next month, it has been confirmed .  File photograph of pregnancy test: Thinkstockphoto

A legal challenge to the abortion law in Northern Ireland will be heard next month, it has been confirmed . The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commissi(...)

The North’s Minister for Justice David Ford is to initiate a consultation on possible changes to abortion law in Northern Ireland that could permit terminations in cases of fatal foetal abnormality. He also indicated that the consultation could cover abortion in cases of rape and incest.

The North’s Minister for Justice David Ford is to initiate a consultation on possible changes to abortion law in Northern Ireland that could permit te(...)