The UK’s highest court is to rule on a legal battle for women from Northern Ireland to receive free abortions on the NHS in England.Supreme Court justices in London will announce their decision in a case brought by a mother and daughter.The 20-year-old woman at the centre of the appeal was 15 in October 2012 when she and her mother travelled from Northern Ireland to Manchester and was told she had to pay hundreds of pounds for a private termination because she was excluded from free abortion services.They originally lost their action in the High Court in London in May 2014 when a judge ruled that the exclusion was lawful.The judge concluded that the Health Secretary was entitled to adopt a residence-based system so … Next »
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