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Northern Ireland resident and campaigner Sarah Ewart, who travelled to England for a termination,  outside the Supreme Court in London. She has been campaigning for change since her own tragic experience. File photograph: Simon Dawson/Getty Images

On the 29th of this month, Sarah Ewart will appear before the High court in Belfast to present her case that women in Northern Ireland should have acc(...)

Karen Bradley: the amendment requires Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley ‘to issue guidance’ to explain how officials can continue to enforce laws that outlaw abortion and same-sex marriage. Photograph: EPA/ Neil Hall

Northern Ireland has moved a step closer to abortion rights and marriage equality after MPs voted to instruct officials to monitor how rights comply w(...)

US president Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump and British prime minister Theresa May prior to their dinner at Blenheim Palace on Thursday night. Photograph: Geoff Pugh/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s incendiary newspaper interview on the eve of his first official visit to the UK, in which he took aim at Theresa May’s Brexit plans and(...)

Sinn Féin’s vice president and Northern leader Michelle O’Neill (right) shaking hands with members of the Together for Yes group who campaigned for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Legislative change on abortion in Northern Ireland should be brought about by the Stormont Assembly or through the British and Irish Intergovernmental(...)

Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley has told MPs at Westminster that they should not impose their will on Northern Ireland by legislating for abortion there but promised Conservatives a free vote on any move to do so.  Photograph:  Jack Taylor/Getty Images.

Karen Bradley has told MPs at Westminster that they should not impose their will on Northern Ireland by legislating for abortion there but promised Co(...)

Labour backbencher Stella Creasy appears on the BBC’s ‘Andrew Marr Show’. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

A cross-party coalition of MPs is calling on the British government to repeal a 150-year-old piece of UK legislation that criminalises abortion in Nor(...)

Labour MP Stella Creasy  has proposed an  amendment to the British Domestic Violence Bill which would extend abortion rights to Northern Ireland. File photograph: PA Wire

Downing Street has insisted that any move to extend abortion rights to women in Northern Ireland must wait for the restoration of the devolved institu(...)

Abortion in the North is permitted only if a woman’s life is at risk or there is long-term  risk to mental or physical health. Rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormalities are not qualifying grounds.

Sinn Féin abstentionist MP for Mid-Ulster Francie Molloy,  who represents a rural constituency straddling south Derry and east Tyrone, has b(...)

Amnesty International campaign manager in the North Grainne Teggart said the British government can “no longer turn a blind eye and deny us equality”. File photograph: PA

Amnesty International has called on the British government to act over Northern Ireland’s “Victorian-era abortion ban” following the referendum in the(...)

Forensic officers search Chalgrove Road in Tottenham, north London, where a 17-year-old girl died after she was shot on Monday evening. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

London’s mayor has condemnded a “violent scourge” that has hit the city recently with statistics showing police in the English capital investigated mo(...)

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