Wednesday 30 January 2019 / 11:27 AM Shami Chakrabarti

Northern Ireland abortion laws violate the fundamental rights of women – Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti, Labour’s Shadow Attorney General, responding to the news that Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws are set to be challenged in the High Court, said:

“More than six months after the Supreme Court found that Northern Ireland abortion laws violate the fundamental rights of women, the Prime Minister is still prioritising her teetering political coalition – and just so the DUP will support her botched Brexit deal.

“She continues to refuse to help the most vulnerable of women, who are still having to go to Court to protect themselves. It’s not wearing t shirts and unveiling statues that make you a feminist – you’ve got to defend other women’s rights.”