Assisting lawful abortion in England 'not a crime', says DPP
17 October 2013 Last updated at 18:52 BST
There is no criminal offence if someone assists a woman in going to England for a lawful abortion, the Director of Public Prosecutions in NI has said.
Barra McGrory made the comments after the BBC was told draft abortion guidelines had caused a "mood of fear" among medical staff.
BBC Northern Ireland health correspondent Marie-Louise Connolly reports.