NI abortion legislation approved by MPs in House of Commons

MPs have approved abortion regulations opposed by the Stormont Assembly by 253 votes to 136, majority 117.

The vote took place today.
The vote took place today.

It now means that abortion regulations in Northern Ireland have passed the final vote in the House of Commons.

The regulations will see the same abortion legislation used in England, Scotland and Wales extended to Northern Ireland.

The change to the legislation in Northern Ireland has been fiercely opposed by the DUP.

"As a Northern Ireland MP, I have now cast my vote to confirm these CEDAW compliant abortion regulations," tweeted Alliance Party MP for North Down Stephen Farry.

"Hopefully, the law and policy is now settled and we will see the services properly commissioned by @healthdpt," he added.