Bernadette Smyth of Precious Life
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Northern Ireland's abortion clinic is 'illegal'

Opponents of abortion in Northern Ireland have said they are ''greatly concerned'' by a decision by 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 allowed only in exceptional medical circumstances, and until now the NHS has been the sole provider.

Bernadette Smyth of the anti-abortion group, Precious Life, said the clinic would be carrying out a ''crime''.

  • 11 Oct 2012
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