墮胎。2021年有161名來自北愛爾蘭的婦女前往英格蘭和威爾士接受服務

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墮胎。2021年有161名來自北愛爾蘭的婦女前往英格蘭和威爾士接受服務

這些數字也比2019年大幅下降,當時有超過1000人前往英國進行墮胎。

從那時起,北愛爾蘭的墮胎法已經改變,允許在一些情況下進行終止妊娠。

斯托蒙的衛生部估計,自2020年3月新法律生效以來,北愛爾蘭已經發生了3000多起墮胎事件。

2017年6月,英國政府宣布,來自北愛爾蘭的婦女將能夠在英格蘭的國家醫療服務系統中獲得免費墮胎。

周二公布的英格蘭和威爾士的最新數據顯示,北愛爾蘭婦女在2021年前往這兩個國家進行墮胎的非居民中占26%。

來自愛爾蘭共和國的婦女占總數的近34%,有206人在2021年前往英國進行終止妊娠。

目前,醫療信託機構只能允許在懷孕的前10周內終止妊娠,這意味着一些尋求超過這一妊娠期的墮胎的婦女不得不前往英國。

上周,北愛爾蘭部長布蘭登-劉易斯說,他現在希望利用新的權力,在北愛爾蘭委託提供完全資助的墮胎服務。

北愛爾蘭辦公室(NIO)希望在什麼時候能夠提供這種服務,目前還沒有確定日期。


The figures have also fallen substantially from 2019 when more than 1,000 travelled to GB for abortions.

Since then, Northern Ireland's abortion laws have changed to allow terminations to be carried out in a number of circumstances.

The Department of Health at Stormont estimates that more than 3,000 abortions have taken place in Northern Ireland since March 2020, when the new laws took effect.

In June 2017, the UK government announced women from Northern Ireland would be able to get free abortions on the NHS in England.

The latest figures for England and Wales, released on Tuesday, show Northern Ireland women represented 26% of non-residents who travelled to the two countries for abortions in 2021.

Women from the Republic of Ireland made up almost 34% of the total, with 206 travelling to Great Britain for a termination in 2021.

At present health trusts can only permit terminations in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, meaning some women seeking abortion access beyond that gestation have had to travel to Great Britain.

Last week, Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said he now expects to use new powers to commission fully-funded abortion services in Northern Ireland.

There is no date yet as to when the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) expects to have the service in place by.

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