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High Court ruling highlights need for legislation - McLaughlin

16 December, 2015 - by Maeve McLaughlin


Sinn Féin MLA and Health spokesperson Maeve McLaughlin has stated that the ruling by the High Court on termination of pregnancy in limited circumstances highlights the need for legislation.

Speaking today Ms McLaughlin said: 

"Today's ruling highlights the need for legislation on this issue.

"Justice Horner has stated that as it stands the law is not compatible with human rights.

"The situation we now find ourselves in is the Minister has put forward guidance on legislation which is in breach of human rights. This is not a basis for moving forward to resolve this issue.

"Sinn Féin would support legislation coming forward on this issue where it applies in cases of Fatal Foetal abnormality and sexual crime."

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