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NI teen loses free UK abortion case

A teenage girl and her mother have lost a legal challenge against a rule that prevents women from Northern Ireland from receiving free abortions in England.

The 18-year-old, who cannot be named to protect her identity, was 15 when she travelled to England for an abortion in 2012 and had to pay hundreds of pounds for it because she was excluded from free abortion services.

A lawyer said the women plan to appeal to Britain's Supreme Court.