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Karen Bradley has said she personally backs abortion reform - but the Northern Ireland Assembly must be restored to consider the issue to avoid disenfranchising 1.8 million people. The Northern Ireland Secretary confirmed if abortion came before the House of Commons then a free vote would take place, as it…
Repealing a 150-year-old law that criminalises abortion could eliminate certain safeguards and allow "abortion on demand throughout pregnancy", MPs have heard. Tory and DUP MPs stood to oppose the proposal to repeal certain sections of the Offences Against the Person Act (OAPA) 1861, saying it would "impose" one of the…
Jeremy Corbyn has hit out at the DUP after it insisted Westminster should not meddle with Northern Ireland's strict abortion regime. As the Commons was holding an emergency debate on termination laws, the Labour leader insisted Parliament had a responsibility to respect human rights standards. DUP leader Arlene Foster has…
Prime Minister Theresa May has held discussions on Northern Ireland's strict abortion laws with Tory MPs pressing for change. With the Commons set to hold an emergency debate on the issue, Mrs May faces pressure from within Conservative ranks to take action. International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt, who was made…
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