- 09 Jul 19
The amendment from Labour MP Stella Creasy was passed with an overwhelming majority in the Commons this afternoon.
Following on from the news that Westminster has passed an amendment that would see same-sex marriage being legalised in Northern Ireland, the House of Commons has also voted on an amendment that obligates the Government to liberalise Northern Ireland's abortion laws.
According to the House of Commons website, this means that in the absence of an NI Executive by 21 October 2019, this clause requires secondary legislation to be laid relating to the abortion rights of women in Northern Ireland.
The vote was passed by a huge margin, with 332 voting yes and just 99 voting no, meaning a majority of 233.