Police in Belfast have carried out a number of raids for abortion pills, a Northern Irish politician has said.
It is understood the raids took place at activists’ homes and workplaces on International Women’s Day, while feminist activists were attending a pro-choice rally in the city.
Unlike the rest of the UK, abortion is a criminal offence in Northern Ireland, where women face up to life in prison. It is estimated that more than a thousand women each year travel to Great Britain for terminations.
However, Northern Irish women are not entitled to free abortions on the NHS, despite being UK taxpayers