NI abortion law “breaches human rights”Abortion legislation in Northern Ireland is in breach of human rights law, the Belfast High Court has ruled. The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission brought the case to extend abortion to cases of serious foetal malformation, rape or incest. Currently, termination of pregnancy is only allowed if a woman’s life is at risk or there is a permanent or serious risk to her mental or physical health. A judicial review found the grounds for abortion should be extended in Northern Ireland. Attorney General John Larkin said in a brief statement that he was “profoundly disappointed” by the decision and was “considering the grounds for appeal”.