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Fresh legal challenge to abortion law.


BY REBECCA BLACK A FRESH legal challenge against Northern Ireland's abortion laws has been mounted.

Sarah Ewart is applying for a judicial review, seeking a declaration of incompatibility with human rights law.

Five years ago, she travelled from Northern Ireland for a termination in England after a 20-week scan revealed her baby had anencephaly, which meant its brain and skull had not developed and it would either die before being born or shortly afterwards.

Ms Ewart said: "Five years ago, I didn't think I would still be fighting now, but we are going to go all the way, we are part of the UK, the same laws should apply here."


COURT Ms Ewart yesterday

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Oct 2, 2018
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