Tuesday 23 March 2021
Green Party NI Leader Clare Bailey MLA has commented on the Secretary of State directing the commissioning of abortion services in Northern Ireland through new powers.
Clare Bailey MLA said: “The focus must remain with women still denied reproductive healthcare and forced to travel for abortion services.
“The NI Executive is failing in its duty to provide free, safe and legal reproductive healthcare for women in Northern Ireland.
“The Executive still can and should commission services in line with the legal framework published in March of last year.
“Devolution should be not used as an excuse to deny, block or remove women’s rights.
“If the NI Executive is incapable of delivering women’s rights, the UK Government must act in line with their human rights obligations.”
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