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Assisting lawful abortion in England 'not a crime', says DPP

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.

  • 17 Oct 2013
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