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Northern Ireland private abortion clinic sparks protest

Opponents of abortion in Northern Ireland have condemned a decision by the charity, Marie Stopes International, to open its first clinic next week.

It will offer a service to women who are up to nine weeks pregnant and who fit the strict legal criteria for ending a pregnancy.

Abortions in Northern Ireland are only allowed in exceptional medical circumstances, and until now the NHS has been the sole provider.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.

  • 11 Oct 2012
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