Northern Ireland Abortion Law: Large Crowds in Belfast for Opposing Rallies

September 9, 2019

(BBC) – Two rallies, one organised by those who support abortion law change in NI and the other by those who oppose it, have taken place in Belfast city centre. Both protests attracted large crowds, and combined to close roads and halt traffic. The rallies have taken place ahead of an anticipated change in the rules around abortion in Northern Ireland. There is no statutory framework for permitting legal abortion in NI, unlike the rest of the UK.