Question of pregnancy: Abortion is set to be decriminalised in Northern Ireland from Tuesday. Stock photograph: Getty

Almost three years since the Stormont institutions last met, a group of 31 unionist politicians has signed up to recall the Assembly for a special sit(...)

A view of the ‘Rally for Life’ march held in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The people of Ireland have been asked to “stand in the gap” for mothers and babies by preventing the liberalisation of the State’s abortion laws. The(...)

Plans by the groups to demonstrate at Irish airports were scuppered last month. Source: Irish Centre for Bio-ethical Reform

Anti-abortion groups plan to display graphic images of aborted babies at events in Dublin, Belfast and Manchester today. Three groups say they are or(...)

Precious Life campaigner Bernadette Smyth (centre) was cleared on appeal last year of harassing former Marie Stopes clinic director Dawn Purvis. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An anti-abortion campaigner involved in protests outside a clinic in Belfast was unlawfully issued with harassment warning notices, a court has heard.(...)

Concerns have been raised about governance and clinical services at Marie Stopes International.

Marie Stopes International has confirmed that it has suspended abortions at its Belfast clinic for women under-18 and “vulnerable” women. A spokesman(...)

Thousands of campaigners from both sides of Ireland’s abortion debate paraded through the streets of Belfast to highlight their opposing positions on the issue. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Thousands of campaigners from both sides of Ireland’s emotive abortion debate have paraded through the streets of Belfast to highlight their opposing (...)

Last month Mr Justice Mark Horner held that abortion legislation in Northern Ireland breached a human rights article in relation to fatal foetal abnormality and pregnancy as a result of sexual crime. File photograph: Getty Images

A Belfast High Court judge has effectively handed over responsibility for implementing his ruling that abortion should be permitted in cases of fatal (...)

Jane Christie (left), whose daughter Sarah Ewart was forced to travel to England for an abortion, with Gráinne Teggart from Amnesty International on Monday. Photograph: Lesley Anne McKeown/PA

The Belfast High Court has issued a landmark judgment which would make abortion legal in Northern Ireland in cases of rape, incest and fatal (...)

NI abortion judgment: It is likely there will be more legal issues to be tested and confronted in relation to this ruling. Photograph: Getty Images

In ruling against Bernadette Smyth, of Precious Life, and Marion Woods, of Life Northern Ireland, Mr Justice Mark Horner in a sense conceded ar(...)

Bernadette Smyth, director of Precious Life, with US Republican congressman Chris Smith who visited the new Stanton Healthcare clinic in Belfast on Monday.

An American pregnancy healthcare clinic has opened on Great Victoria Street in Belfast. The anti-abortion Stanton Healthcare group officially opened t(...)

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