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Bishops oppose the provision of abortion services in Northern Ireland schools

Catholic bishops in Northern Ireland have outlined their opposition to allowing any abortion provisions to be made available in schools here in a move which has been backed by the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS).

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland also reiterated yesterday its continued opposition to abortion in its response to the Secretary of State Julian Smith’s consultation on the legal framework for termination services here.

Abortion was decriminalised here after the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Act 2019 came into force in October following an historic House of Commons vote.

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