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Draft NI abortion guidelines to be published

27 February 2013 Last updated at 15:38 GMT

The Department of Health in Stormont has promised to publish draft advice on abortion for the NHS in Northern Ireland next week.

The news was revealed during a High Court hearing in Belfast which had been due to decide whether the department had to publish the guidelines.

Abortion is illegal in Northern Ireland, except in very restricted circumstances and currently no official guidelines exist.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.