Northern Ireland's abortion law breaches UK's human rights commitments, court rules
Northern Ireland's strict abortion law breaches the UK's human rights commitments, the High Court in Belfast has ruled. Sarah Ewart, 29, hailed a "massive victory" following a six-year legal battle since she was refused a termination in 2013. She travelled to a London clinic to end her pregnancy after doctors said her unborn child would die in the womb or shortly after birth. Following Thursday's judgment she said: "Today's ruling is a turning point for women in their campaign against the outdated laws prohibiting abortion in Northern Ireland.