Abortion in Northern Ireland: First Year Review of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019

Fiona K. Bloomer, Claire Pierson, Kathryn McNeilly

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This briefing paper intends to set out the legal and policy changes implemented since the introduction of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019. We consider what has been achieved, what the challenges have been, and what remains to be done. We conclude with a series of recommendations based on this review.

The Reproductive Health Law and Policy Advisory Group is a joint initiative between academics interested in reproductive health and rights. Its founding members are Dr Fiona Bloomer (Ulster University), Dr Kathryn McNeilly (QUB) and Dr Claire Pierson (University of Liverpool), all of whom have extensive research backgrounds in the area of law and policy pertaining to issues of reproductive health. The Advisory Group has been established to provide expertise and knowledge on policy and legal matters related to reproductive health; to facilitate discussions and knowledge transfer between academics, policy and lawmakers, health professionals and stakeholder groups; and to provide advice on legal and policy reform.
Original languageEnglish
Typebriefing paper
Media of outputonline briefing paper
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Aug 2020


  • abortion
  • abortion policy
  • abortion law


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