In Northern Ireland, there are 4-5 trusts that are already providing abortion pills for the women whose trimester is up to 10 weeks, were in the face of law some providers are supplying abortions up to 12 weeks, but currently, there is no permission granted for having surgical abortions. From one of five Northern Ireland’s trusts, the one trust currently has no early medical abortion service as the doctor goes on maternity leave. Where another northern trust has ceased all the services in October because of there is lack of resources, but these services were resumed on the 4th of January and when the services were completely shut down in October these trusts were not taking referrals because of lack of capacity.
According to the Irish Times on 10.01.2021 the Northern Ireland’s Human Rights Commission (NIHRC), has launched an attractive legal action in opposition to the UK government for failure in providing commission at safe and accessible abortion services more than a year after the termination has been legalized in the country. Also, the chairperson of abortion rights has stated that “Funding is so lacking, it’s taking just one doctor taking leave to disrupt a whole service”. Also, he said that “medical staff has to commence their diligent work the last year. But they are being disabled by having less finance”. The administration just can’t take its ball home because it doesn’t like the law- the services must be resourced.
They have ended by attaching a note to Editors by mentioning the following rules.
The Regulation is-
• Up to 12 weeks on request, signed off by one healthcare physician.
• If the abortion is taken place between 12-24 weeks, then there would a risk the can affect women mentally or physically.
• No time limit: There can high risk of termination or when there is a necessity to avoid serious health issues like physical or mental harm, which includes immediate necessity during birth.
• The experts can say to perform a termination until the woman is saving with a physical or mental injury.