In January 1992, a 14-year-old girl discovered that she was pregnant. The girl, now known as “X”, had been subjected to sexual abuse at the hands of her friend’s father since the age of 12, and when her parents were on a trip to Lourdes in August 1990, he raped her for the first time. (Ruadhán Mac Cormaic, The Supreme Court).
Published 22 March 2019
A key UN committee has again urged the UK Government to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland in order to satisfy the UK's international human rights obligations.
Published 12 March 2019
Louth City Council is to seek legal advice on a proposed bye-law to prevent anti-abortion campaigners from targeting healthcare facilities offering abortion services.
Published 19 February 2019
The Health Service Executive (HSE) has secured a temporary High Court injunction against a man who has allegedly set up a misleading website that is confusingly similar to the HSE's crisis pregnancy freephone service, "My Options".
Published 15 February 2019
The High Court in Belfast will this week hear a landmark legal challenge aimed at finding Northern Ireland's abortion law in breach of the UK's human rights commitments.
Published 29 January 2019
Máiréad Enright, senior lecturer at Birmingham Law School and co-director of the Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project, sets out options for reform.
Published 11 January 2019