Monday 29 June 2009

Northern Ireland abortion case decision due tomorrow

The High Court in Belfast has heard submissions on SPUC's application for leave to apply for a judicial review of the Northern Ireland Department of Health's guidance on abortion. Having listened to the grounds on which SPUC believes the guidance requires revision, counsel for the health department denied the guidance was improper. The Family Planning Association (FPA) was also represented at the hearing. Mr Justice Weatherup reserved his decision on the application until 10am tomorrow (Tues 30 June).

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