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Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Act (Northern Ireland) 2023

Section 1 – Premises where abortion treatments are carried out

An abortion clinic will become a “protected premises” when notice is given to the Department of Health by the operator that they wish to become one.  This means a place where treatments for termination are actually carried out in accordance with the Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No.2) Regulations 2020. A “protected premise” will remain as such unless that notice is withdrawn by the operator.

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