THE UK is facing mounting pressure to reform abortion laws in Northern Ireland after Supreme Court judges said they were incompatible with human rights legislation.

Pro-choice campaigners demanded action after a majority of Supreme Court judges said the ban on terminations in cases of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormality needed “radical reconsideration”.

While the majority of judges expressed a view that the current regime is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights they did not go so far as to make a formal declaration of incompatibility - a move that would probably have forced a law change.