Childbirth dangers highlighted before N Ireland abortion ruling

The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland is set to decide on Thursday whether to overturn a ruling that an abortion ban breaches human rights.

    The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland is set to decide on Thursday whether to overturn a ruling that an abortion ban breaches human rights.

    Abortion is a criminal offence in the British province and is not allowed even for rape or incest.

    However, some women's lives may be at risk if forced to carry out births under unfavourable circumstances.

    Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reports from Belfast.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: 'We saw corpses along the way'

    'We saw corpses along the way'

    Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers braving the longer Latin America route to the US.