Freedom inches forward in N. Ireland
A Belfast high court ruling finds that Northern Ireland’s abortion ban breaches human rights. (English law, liberalized in 1967, doesn’t apply there.) Sarah Ewart is one of the women bringing the case, after traveling to England to abort an anencephalic fetus:
I, and many women like me have been failed by our politicians. First, they left me with no option but to go to England for medical care. Then, by their refusal to change the law, they left me with no option but to go to the courts on my and other women’s behalf.