Police stand at the entrance of the Marie Stopes clinic as anti-abortion protestors hold up placards outside the Belfast clinic in October 2012. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

During its five years of life, the Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast dealt with thousands of women. The oldest was 52; the youngest was 13 who had become(...)

Colum Eastwood and  members of the SDLP after talks at  Downing Street. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

In the days before the Westminster election, an SDLP veteran had a row with two of his daughters, both in their early 20s, after they told him they we(...)

Dawn Purvis, programme director with Marie Stopes Northern Ireland: “I am humbled by the appreciation expressed by the hundreds of men and women who use our services.” Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Marie Stopes Northern Ireland is marking the first anniversary today of the opening of its Belfast clinic, claiming “hundreds” of men and women have a(...)