Bernie Smith and Audrey Simpson
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Northern Ireland abortion law: Groups react to consultation plans

Groups engaged in the abortion debate in Northern Ireland have been giving their views on the decision by the Department of Justice to hold a public consultation on the issue.

Bernie Smith of Precious Life said that it was well known that the majority of people in Northern Ireland are pro life and it is "important democracy is respected".

Audrey Simpson of the Family Planning Association welcomed the decision, calling it "a significant step forward".

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