Vote to repeal 8th Amendment putting pressure on NI to follow

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Ireland’s vote to relax abortion laws is putting pressure on Theresa May to make similar moves in the North.
Some MPs in her own Cabinet have welcomed the result.
Terminations are only allowed in Northern Ireland when there’s a risk to the life or mental health of the mother.
However, Arlene Foster says the result of the referendum on appeal has no impact on law in Northern Ireland.
The DUP leader says her party is pro-life and while they obviously note the result – legislation governing abortion in the north is for the Northern Ireland Assembly to decide.
In a statement this afternoon, she says abortion is an extremely sensitive issue and not one that should have people taking to the streets in celebration.
Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty thinks political parties need to act:

Meanwhile, Orla O’Connor, co-director of ‘Together for Yes’ says women across the border also need support:


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