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Court Allows Northern Ireland's Abortion Law To Stand — But Says It Violates Rights

On technical grounds, the U.K.'s Supreme Court rejected an attempt to overturn strict abortion limits in Northern Ireland. But the court also said that the law is incompatible with human rights.
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission's chief commissioner, Les Allamby, speaks to members of the media outside of the Supreme Court in London on Thursday. The court said it could not rule on the commissions' challenge to Northern Ireland's strict abortion laws, but that it would have declared them incompatible with human rights laws otherwise. Source: Ben Stansall

The Supreme Court in the United Kingdom has rejected an attempt to overturn Northern Ireland's strict abortion limits — but a majority of the justices also say the current law is "deeply unsatisfactory" and violates human rights.

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