- In Northern Ireland a woman has become the first person to be convicted for illegal abortion in at least a decade.
- Abortion is subject to heated debate in N. Ireland: pregnant women sometimes travel to England for a termination
- , says expert
Sally Sheldon has recently completed a study of the implications of medical abortion (abortions provoked using pills), which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council; she is an unpaid trustee of the charitable provider of abortion services, BPAS. The views expressed are solely those of the writer. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis and commentary. The content is produced solely by The Conversation.
(CNN)A 21-year-old woman has been convicted in Northern Ireland for using abortion pills to terminate a pregnancy. She is the first person to be convicted for illegal abortion in Northern Ireland in at least a decade.