The PSNI launch probe after 100 women admit taking or buying abortion pills
The 1861 Offences Against the Persons Act makes abortion illegal in most cases and carries a penalty of life imprisonment. Over 100 women and several men signed the declaration thus admitting taking, buying or abetting others to obtain abortion pills.
This move follows the SDLP & DUP sponsored amendment, being debated at Stormont this Tuesday which will make obtaining an abortion outside of the MHS illegal. Pro-choice spokespeople point out that this move is being taken to close down the Marie Stopes clinic which is the alternative to the very conservative NHS.
We will carry this story as it develops.