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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10103: Patrick Harvie (Glasgow)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 3 July 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports that the UK Government will allow women from Northern Ireland to access abortion care from NHS providers in England, whether it will adopt a similar position for NHS Scotland.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 26 July 2017

The First Minister has already made clear that the Scottish Government would look into the provision of abortion in Scotland to women from Northern Ireland. The Scottish Government believes that a woman from Northern Ireland, in Scotland, should be able to access an abortion for free on the same basis as women in Scotland and we will set out shortly how that can be achieved.