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In a huge win for women’s rights in the UK, the government has announced it will give women in Northern Ireland access to free terminations on the NHS in Great Britain.
“We are supportive of all women having access to safe and legal abortions," a Scottish government spokesman told the Sunday Times.
"We will carefully consider [last week’s] Supreme Court judgment and the implications it may have in Scotland.” The DUP, with whom Theresa May is still seeking a parliamentary pact, are strongly opposed to any change in the law.
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Last updated April 2015 This factsheet summarises some of the key points of UK law relating to sexual behaviour. This factsheet is not currently available as a PDF.
RELATED FACTSHEET Sex and the Law, Northern Ireland (PDF) The age of consent to any form of sexual activity is 16 for both men and women.
It is an offence for anyone to have any sexual activity with a person under the age of 16.It is very interesting to note the comment made by the NIHRC in their submission to the Legislative Consent Motion in 2013.They said- “The jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (ECt.Stella Creasy and fellow MPs in support of the amendment, used the hashtag #mypledgeherchoice on Twitter to raise awareness.Tulip Siddiq stated ‘this is not a devolved issue’ and called on the government to make a change. This is not a devolved issue, and the Government must stop pretending otherwise.