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A New Legal Framework for Abortion Services in Northern Ireland

Published: 17th December 2019

Under the terms of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Act 2019, recently passed by the Parliament, and in the continuing absence of a sitting Assembly in Belfast, the UK Government has drawn up proposals for the provision of abortion services in NI that will become law in March 2020. In doing so, the Government is imposing its will on NI despite health matters being a devolved responsibility and that all the NI sitting MP's in Westminster voted against the new legislation. The government is now consulting on its proposals.

The proposals, if implemented, would mean that NI would have one of the most liberal abortion policies in Europe. They are based on recommendations from the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

CMF has submitted a response to the consultation, which can be read in full here

For further information:

Steven Fouch (CMF Head of Communications) 020 7234 9668

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Alistair Thompson on 07970 162 225

About CMF:

Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) was founded in 1949 and is an interdenominational organisation with over 5,000 doctors, 900medical and nursing students and 300 nurses and midwives as members in all branches of medicine, nursing and midwifery. A registered charity, it is linked to over 100 similar bodies in other countries throughout the world.

CMF exists to unite Christian healthcare professionals to pursue the highest ethical standards in Christian and professional life and to increase faith in Christ and acceptance of his ethical teaching.

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