Abortion law in Northern Ireland Contents


The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Thursday 24 January 2019

Witness A, Witness B, and Witness C


Thursday 24 January 2019

Dawn McAvoy, Co-founder, Both Lives Matter, Sarah Haire, Stanton Healthcare, and Marion Woods, Life Northern Ireland


Thursday 24 January 2019

Witness A, Witness B, Witness C, and Witness D


Thursday 24 January 2019

Dr Goretti Horgan, Deputy Director, ARK, Dr Fiona Bloomer, Reproductive Health Law and Policy Advisory Group, Emma Campbell, Co-chair, Alliance for Choice, and Grainne Teggart, Campaign Manager for Northern Ireland, Amnesty International UK


Friday 25 January 2019

Amanda Patterson, Head of Criminal Policy Branch, Department of Justice Northern Ireland, Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health Northern Ireland and Alasdair MacInnes, Family and Children’s Policy Directorate, Department of Health Northern Ireland


Dawn Purvis, former Chief Executive, Marie Stopes Belfast, Karen Murray, Director for Northern Ireland, Royal College of Midwives, and Dr Paul Coulter, Christian Medical Fellowship


Tuesday 12 February 2019

Professor Colin Melville, Medical Director and Director of Education and Standards, General Medical Council, and Sharon Burton, Head of Policy, Standards and Ethics, General Medical Council


Wednesday 27 February 2019

Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC; Roger Kiska, Christian Legal Centre, and Les Allamby, Chief Commissioner, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission


Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister for Women and Equalities, and Maura McCallion, Division Head, Office of the Attorney General for Northern Ireland


Published: 25 April 2019