In quite a shocking upset for the Women with unwanted pregnancies in Northern Ireland and on the back of a supreme court ruling that saw a very tight decision, the BBC Write that:
The UK’s highest court has rejected an appeal by a mother and daughter in their legal battle for women from Northern Ireland to receive free abortions on the NHS in England.
The Supreme Court challenge centred on the case of a Northern Ireland woman who became pregnant when she was 15.
She went to England with her mother for an abortion in a private clinic in 2012, at a cost of about £900.
Northern Ireland’s abortion law is much stricter than the rest of the UK.
Women lose abortion ruling appeal
Why are Northern Ireland’s abortion laws different to the rest of the UK?
New Northern Ireland abortion guidelines
Terminations are only permitted if a woman’s life is at risk, or there is a permanent or serious risk to her mental or physical health.
Rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormalities are not circumstances in which abortions can be performed legally in Northern Ireland.
Judges ‘sharply divided’
The mother and daughter took the case against UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt