Abortion pills that were illegally purchased online have been seized in a fresh attempt to enforce the law in Northern Ireland.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) made the announcement that over 100 abortion pill packets have been seized and prosecutions could follow.
The powerful and potentially dangerous drugs are sourced online in an attempt to get around laws to protect unborn children.
Last month, the PSNI began seizing the drugs and raiding the homes of those engaged in illegal trade.
The Times reports that 15 cases were being investigated during the first two weeks of March.
In 2016, there were three cases brought before the courts relating to illegal abortion pills.
Both Lives Matter
Earlier this year, a report revealed that an estimated 100,000 people are alive today because of Northern Ireland’s strong pro-life stance.
The figure, in a report by pro-life campaign Both Lives Matter, is equal to five per cent of the total population of the Province.
It was recognised as ‘plausible and cautious’ by experienced economist and former MLA Dr Esmond Birnie, who has 30 years of experience evaluating public policy.
1967 Abortion Act
Both Lives Matter states that: “Whatever your view on abortion, there are 100,000 reasons to pause and ask some big questions about where our culture is going.”
It adds: “We want to create a life-affirming culture that values each woman and her unborn child where compassion, solidarity and support for both lives is the norm”.
This year marks 50 years since the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act, which legalised abortion throughout England, Wales and Scotland.