RCM comments on publication of regulations for the provision of abortion Northern Ireland
By RCM comments on publication of regulations for the provision of abortion Northern Ireland on 26 March 2020 Midwives RCM Maternity Services Director For Northern Ireland Northern Ireland RCM Northern Ireland Abortion
Commenting on the publication of regulations for the provision of abortion services in Northern Ireland, the Director of the Royal College of Midwives in Northern Ireland Karen Murray said:
“We now have the regulations under which women and girls living in Northern Ireland will be able to access safe, compassionate abortion services. This is truly a milestone.
“We are nonetheless disappointed that the opportunity has been missed to implement a modern framework for abortion. We have instead kept much of the weakness of abortion law that has applied in the rest of the UK for 50 years. This was a chance to learn from the past that was sadly missed. It is however a long overdue and positive step forward.”
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