MP: May is ‘failing women’ by not acting over Northern Ireland abortion laws

Source: Belfast Telegraph

By David Hughes

 

Theresa May has faced calls to act urgently to give MPs the opportunity to liberalise Northern Ireland’s abortion laws.

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The Prime Minister has been reluctant to intervene in the row because it is a devolved issue, but the collapse of the Stormont administration means MPs have pressed for action at Westminster.

Shadow Northern Ireland secretary Tony Lloyd accused Mrs May of “failing women” with every day that passes without action.

There have been repeated calls for reform in Northern Ireland since the Republic of Ireland voted in a referendum to back reform of its abortion laws.

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