Spuc considers seeking injunction over North’s abortion guidelines

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (Spuc) in Northern Ireland is considering seeking an injunction against the North’s Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) after it issued interim guidelines on abortion.

20th February, 2010

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (Spuc) in Northern Ireland is considering seeking an injunction against the North’s Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) after it issued interim guidelines on abortion.

The High Court ruled last December that some of the existing guidelines, which related to advice to health professionals about counselling and conscientious objection, were misleading and should be withdrawn.

Spuc had argued that medical providers should...

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