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Northern Ireland abortion debate LIVE: ‘We don’t protect women by criminalising them’, MP Stella Creasy says
MPs from all sides call for legal reform to give women right to choose
- Benjamin Kentish anf Peter Stubley
MPs are debating lifting the Northern Ireland abortion ban after Labour backbencher Stella Creasy was granted permission for an emergency debate.
The motion relates to repealing the Offences Against the People Act, which initially outlawed abortion.
It follows the Republic of Ireland’s referendum on abortion, which saw 66 per cent of voters back lifting the ban in that country.
The three-hour debate could culminate in a vote, although it will not be binding on the government. Theresa May has…