UK supreme court hears challenge to N Ireland abortion laws

A legal battle is under way in the UK's highest court over Northern Ireland's strict abortion laws.

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    A legal battle is under way in the UK's highest court over Northern Ireland's strict abortion laws.

    Unlike in England, Scotland and Wales, abortions are only legal in limited circumstances that threaten the life of the mother.

    Campaign groups, including Amnesty International, say the penalties for illegal abortions are too severe and violate women's rights.

    Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from Belfast.


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