Northern Ireland's abortion laws break the EU human rights rules, Belfast High Court has ruled.
The ruling comes after a challenge brought by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC), which seeks the legalisation of abortion in cases of serious fetal malformation, rape and incest.
Among those who had made submissions at the hearing was a 13-year-old girl who became pregnant as a result of incest, the Belfast Telegraph reports.
Unlike other parts of the UK, the 1967 Abortion Act does not extend to Northern Ireland, and anyone who offers an illegal termination could face a life prison sentence.
Official figures show that more than 800 women travelled from Northern Ireland - where abortion remains illegal unless the life or mental health of the mother is in danger - to get abortions in England and Wales in 2013.
During the first two years of life, a child's brain undergoes extensive development, especially of pathways used in higher functions such as thinking, learning, attention, memory, social control, and language. While 80 percent of brain growth is complete by age 4, the frontal lobes continue to develop until around age 26.
This explains why mental illness peaks during adolescence. Studies also show that serious mental disorders begin very early in life, even during infancy or in the womb. It also explains why adolescents take risks and often exercise poor judgment — those parts of the brain are still poorly developed.
I am convinced that the vaccine schedule interferes with this development. The results are antisocial behaviors, poor judgment, and learning difficulties. To learn more about the dangers of vaccines, read my special report "Vaccines and Brain Injuries — Are You At Risk?"
Six men were sentenced by an Egyptian court on Thursday to two years in prison with labor for allegedly advertising their apartment on Facebook for men to have sex with each other for a fee of $200 per night, reports the state-owned Egyptian news site Ahram Online based on information from “a judicial source.”
This case may be the first case in which Egyptians have been caught on social media for charges of homosexuality, something human rights activists have warned could become widespread as the Egyptian government widens its crackdown on LGBT rights. Since October, around 80 people are known to have been arrested on allegations of homosexuality, including eight men who are due in court on Saturday for appearing in a video that shows a couple of men exchanging rings that made headlines throughout the Arabic press as a “gay wedding.”
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According to work by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism published last week, more than 600 former unaccompanied asylum seeking children have been sent back to Afghanistan since 2009 – their claims and appeals rejected.
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