Inquiry call as Northern Ireland abortion clinic opens

Northern Ireland's Attorney General has called for an investigation into the opening of the country's first private abortion clinic.

John Larkin, who is the chief legal adviser to the Stormont Executive, has written to the Justice Committee asking it look into the practices of the new facility, which officially opened yesterday.

The request comes as up to 150 anti-abortion activists gathered to protest outside the Marie Stopes centre in Belfast.

The new facility will offer terminations up to nine weeks' gestation, at a cost of £450.

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