Cyprus Mail

N. Ireland abortion laws violate women’s rights, UN body says

File photo: Women gather in Parliament Square for a protest in support of legal abortion in Northern Ireland, and against a Tory coalition with the DUP, in central London

The United Kingdom violates women’s rights in Northern Ireland by unduly restricting their access to abortion, a report by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women said on Friday.

“Denial of abortion and criminalisation of abortion amounts to discrimination against women because it is a denial of a service that only women need. And it puts women in horrific situations,” the committee’s vice-chairwoman, Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, said in a statement.

Related Posts

Johnson vows to lead Conservatives to next election

Prince Charles expresses sorrow over slavery in Commonwealth speech

UK retail sales fall in May as cost of living squeeze tightens

Reuters News Service

UK Conservatives lose two by-elections, dealing blow to PM Johnson (Update)

Reuters News Service

Nigerian couple charged with plotting to get child to UK to harvest organs

London’s Heathrow raises passenger traffic, cost forecasts

Reuters News Service


Comments are closed.