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Press Release: Supreme Court Rules that UK the government is breaching the human rights of women in Northern Ireland

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On the news that the Supreme Court has ruled that the UK government is breaching the human rights of women in Northern Ireland.
Kerry Abel, Abortion Rights Chair said:
‘It’s clear now that the government must repeal the the sections of Offences Against the Person’s Act (1861) – 58 and 59 that criminalise those that try to take control of their own body and their healthcare in line with the Supreme Court ruling.
‘It is not acceptable to add insult to injury forcing rape victims to give evidence of the cruelty of this policy in court.
‘Abortion Rights welcome the call for an urgent question to ministers on this issue today.’
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Media contact for comment and interviews:  Kerry Abel, National Chair, Abortion Rights (07979 535242) 

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