October 22, 2019 / 10:29 AM / 22 days ago

Factbox: 10 facts on abortion as Northern Ireland lifts restrictions

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Northern Ireland legalized abortion and same-sex marriage at midnight on Monday when a July vote came into effect.

The British province was the only remaining part of the United Kingdom to uphold bans on same-sex marriage and abortion except where a mother’s life is at risk.

Here are 10 facts about abortion laws worldwide:

Sources: Thomson Reuters Foundation, Reuters, World Health Organization, Center for Reproductive Rights, Amnesty International.

Additional reporting by Oscar Lopez in Mexico City, Editing by Claire Cozens. Please credit Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's rights, trafficking, property rights, and climate change. Visit www.trust.org

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