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Abortion: 'Hardship' travel grant for NI women


Abortion: 'Hardship' travel grant for NI women
BBC News

A government offer to help Northern Ireland women access free abortions in England is being extended to cover travel costs in some "hardship" cases.Abortion remains illegal in Northern Ireland, except in very limited cases, and hundreds of women travel across the Irish Sea for terminations each year. In June, the Westminster government said NI women would no longer have to pay to have NHS abortions in England.Anti-abortion campaigners said Monday's move was "anti-democratic disgrace".The government's plans were announced by Minister for Women and Equalities, Justine Greening, in a written statement to the House of Commons.She reiterated that the move does not change the ban on abortion in Northern Ireland, which remains a matter for the Northern Ireland Assembly to decide. Under the plans, Northern Ireland patients would be entitled to opt for:A consultation with an abortion provider in EnglandA free abortion procedureHIV or sexually transmitted infection testing as appropriate;An offer of contraceptionSupport with travel costs - if financial hardship criteria are metWomen on low incomes, in receipt of less than approximately £15,300 per year - will be eligible for support.

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