*R (on the application of A and B) v Secretary of State for Health

National Health Service – Duty to provide healthcare services. The Supreme Court dismissed the appellants' appeal, in a case concerning the use of United Kingdom abortion facilities by citizens of Northern Ireland. It had not been unlawful for the respondent Secretary of State to have not made a provision which would have enabled women who were citizens of the UK, but who were usually resident in Northern Ireland, to undergo a termination of pregnancy under the NHS in England free of charge. Among other things, the respondent's decision had not infringed the appellants' human rights.

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