26/04/2021

Abortion Services At The Western Trust Suspended

Abortion services at the Western Trust have been suspended.

Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw said the decision to suspend their early medical abortion service justifies the intervention of the Secretary of State to ensure the law is upheld and services are provided.
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She said: "The suspension of the early medical abortion service by the Western Trust merely demonstrates the failure of the health authorities to provide adequate resources towards the implementation of the law in Northern Ireland.

"It is unacceptable one year after regulations took effect, services are, if anything, being cut back.

"We cannot continue with a stop-start provision of healthcare to women. This is exactly why the Secretary of State has to intervene to ensure the statutory duty in law is upheld to implement the regulations as they stand, and ensure universal access to healthcare and support across Northern Ireland."


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