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Abortion: Justice Minister David Ford to consult on changing NI's laws

Northern Ireland's justice minister has said he is going to consult on changing abortion laws to allow women carrying babies with fatal foetal abnormalities to have a termination.

Other grounds, such as abortion in rape or incest cases, are also expected to be covered.

David Ford said he hoped to put out a consultation document for the "potential for change" by next Easter.

Gareth Gordon reports

  • 05 Dec 2013