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Anti-abortion medics claim NIO consultation on terminations is ‘flawed’

AN ANTI-ABORTION group of 135 medical staff have hit out at a “flawed” consultation on changes to Northern Ireland’s laws.

The landmark consultation on how new abortion services should operate, launched by the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) last month, closed yesterday evening.

Abortions were decriminalised in October following legislation introduced by MPs at Westminster.

The change means that women who seek abortions and medical staff who help them can no longer be prosecuted.

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