The decision will 'open the floodgates' to abortion-on-demand, say pro-life leaders.
The Belfast High Court ruled today that women should be allowed to have an abortion in the case of rape, incest or in cases where their baby is diagnosed with a life-limiting or terminal condition. An attempt by Northern Ireland’s Human Right Commission to seek a ruling that abortion is allowed in the case of […]
A judge in Northern Ireland's high court on Monday ruled that the nation's restrictive abortion law is a violation of human rights. Passed in 1861, Northern Ireland's draconian abortion law makes it illegal to perform or obtain an abortion...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's lineup of new cases is fit for an election year. Affirmative action, abortion and another look at the Obama health care law all are before the court, and they could well be joined by immigration, giving the justices a run of cases that reads like a campaign platform. Show More Summary
Reflecting the high stakes in an upcoming union case, the Supreme Court on Monday accepted a request from government lawyers to expand arguments on whether public employees can be required to contribute funds to a public-sector unio...
Northern Ireland's near-total ban on abortions "breaches" the human rights of citizens because it doesn't contain exceptions for victims of incest and rape and those carrying fetuses with fatal abnormalities, the High Court in Belfast ruled Monday. Abortion is illegal in Northern Ireland — except in cases in which a woman's life is in danger — […]
The Belfast High Court recently ruled that Ireland's current abortion laws constitute a violation of human rights. The current law states that in cases of incest, rape, or fatal fetal abnormalities, abortions are still forbidden. This essentially forces people to go all the way to London if they wish to receive abortion care.
The decision by a Belfast High Court judge puts pressure on lawmakers to reconsider the near-total ban on pregnancy termination.
Paul Weiss partner Roberta Kaplan made her high court debut when she argued against the federal Defense of Marriage Act in the U.S. Supreme Court. Kaplan spoke with National Law Journal reporter Zoe Tillman about her new book about the case.
Laura Profumo considers the latest human rights headlines. In the News The High Court in Belfast today ruled that abortion legislation in Northern Ireland is in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHCR) brought the case to extend abortion to cases of serious foetal malformation, rape and incest. The Abortion […]
In a historic decision the Belfast High Court in Northern Ireland has ruled that the language of the legislation against abortion in the nation is a breach of human rights. The ruling means that there will be an extension of protection against the very strict current legal reasons that women in Northern Ireland are allowed... Show More Summary
[Content Note: War on agency; sexual violence; Christian Supremacy.]A high court judge in Northern Ireland, the only part of the United Kingdom where the Abortion Act 1967 is not the rule of law, has ruled that the "almost outright ban...Show More Summary
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Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion legislation is in breach of human rights law, the Belfast High Court found on Monday in a judgement hailed as “historic”. The case was taken by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in a bid to allow women and girls to access abortion...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to Hawaii campaign finance laws that require a private company buying campaign ads to register as a political action committee. The justices on Monday rejected an appeal from a Hawaii electrical construction company that spent about $9,000 on political newspaper advertisements during the 2010 election cycle.
In a historic ruling, a High Court in Belfast, Northern Ireland has ruled that the country’s anti-abortion laws violate human rights. The current law, which forbids abortions in the case of fatal fetal abnormalities, rape or incest, imposes, according to the judge, “an intolerable burden” on women who have to travel to England for abortion care. Read more...
LONDON — Belfast's High Court has ruled that in some cases, Northern Ireland's strict anti-abortion laws breach the human rights of pregnant women Judge Mark Horner said Monday that women's rights, in cases in which a foetus has fatal...Show More Summary
Well, the High Court in Belfast has driven a coach and horses through Northern Ireland’s abortion law. The Northern Ireland… The post Northern Ireland’s pro-choice lobby couldn’t care less about democracy appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
HIGH COURT rules that abortion legislation in Northern Ireland breaches Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights by failing to provide an exception to the prohibition on abortion in cases of a foetal fatal abnormality (at any time during the pregnancy) or where the pregnancy is the result of sexual crime (up to more...
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A high profile Vatican trial into the theft of confidential Holy See documents was postponed on Monday until Dec. 7 after one of the five defendants changed their lawyers, a court official said.