Sarah Ewart

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Terminations are only legal in Northern Ireland to protect a woman’s life, or if there is a risk of serious damage to her well-being.

A woman who travelled to England to terminate a pregnancy with a fatal defect is a victim of Northern Ireland’s abortion laws, the Court of Appeal was(...)

An appeal has begun in Northern Ireland to a High Court ruling that the law on abortion is incompatible with human rights legislation. Photograph: PA

The grief of a woman who travelled to England to have an abortion after learning her baby had a fatal defect shows that precious human life was presen(...)

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 (...)

Sarah Ewart: “I couldn’t face continuing with a pregnancy I knew wouldn’t survive.”   Photograph: BBC Northern Ireland

“It was extremely difficult for me to decide to have an abortion. We are a family who never had to think about abortion until this happened. Suddenly,(...)

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 (...)

High Court judge Mr Justice Mark Horner held that abortion legislation in Northern Ireland breached Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.  Photograph: PA

On Monday the Belfast High Court made a landmark judgment that would make abortion legal in Northern Ireland in cases of rape and incest and fa(...)

Sarah Ewart (left) who had to travel to England from Northern Ireland to have an abortion in 2013 after being told her unborn baby had no chance of survival, with Grainne Teggart from Amnesty International. Photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA Wire

Judgment has been reserved in a landmark legal bid against Northern Ireland’s abortion laws. Mr Justice Mark Horner said he realised a verdict would b(...)

Sarah Ewart (24), from Belfast, who had to travel to England to have an abortion in 2013 after being told her. Ms Ewart has joined a landmark legal action seeking to have the law changed to allow terminations in cases of lethal foetal abnormality and sexual crime. The case is being heard at Belfast High Court. Photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA Wire

Minister for Justice David Ford has no power to unilaterally change Northern Ireland’s abortion laws, the High Court in Belfast has heard. Mr Justice(...)

 Sarah Ewart arrives at court as a judicial review into Northern Ireland’s abortion laws  begins  in the High Court in Belfast. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Northern Ireland’s abortion legislation contravenes article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights which states that no one shall be subjected t(...)

Martin McGuinness; Kathleen Funchion, candidate for the upcoming Carlow and Kilkenny By Election; Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald at the opening of the Sinn Féin Ardfheis in Derry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said political parties have a “duty and responsibility” to address the issue of fatal foetal abn(...)

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