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Consultation backs abortions for social reasons

Addiction, poverty and homelessness should be reasons women can have an abortion, according to responses to a proposed change in the law.

83 percent of people who responded to a public consultation agreed women should be able to seek the procedure for social reasons.

In total 3,644 people took part in the survey over a private member's bill proposed by Ramsey MHK Dr Alex Allinson.

An overwhelming majority agreed women facing social difficulties should be able to choose whether they want terminations.

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