Published 20th June 2017

Supreme Court rejects NI women’s right to NHS abortions

The Supreme Court (3-2) has dismissed an appeal challenging the Secretary of State for Health’s policy of refusing to provide abortion services on the NHS in England to women from Northern Ireland forced to travel to access a lawful and safe abortion.

Janet Farrell acted for Humanists UK (formerly British Humanist Association) who intervened in the case.

Further information about the case of A and B v Secretary of State for Health [2017] UKSC 41 is available in the Humanists UK’s press release.


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