Wednesday 24 October 2018 / 7:25 PM Dawn Butler / Women and Equalities

Prime Minister must stop turning blind eye to Northern Ireland abortion rights

Dawn Butler MP, Labour’s Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary, commenting on the vote in the House of Commons on abortion rights in Northern Ireland, said:

“After ignoring the rulings of the United Nations and the Supreme Court that Northern Ireland’s abortion law is incompatible with fundamental human rights, the Government cannot ignore the clear will of Parliament too. The Government must take immediate steps to extend a woman’s right to choose to Northern Ireland.

“No woman in the UK should be denied access to a safe, legal abortion. Theresa May must stop turning a blind eye to this injustice and finally move to the right side of history.”