Arlene Foster: Referendum will have ‘no impact’ on law in NI

Ireland set to repeal abortion ban after historic referendum

Modal Trigger Supporters of the Yes side celebrate after a referendum on abortion in Ireland. EPA

Are Britons less forward-thinking, less concerned with the evidence about abortion safety, than TDs in the Republic of Ireland?

Members of Rosa (Reproductive Rights, Against Oppression, Sexism & Austerity) will offer the pills from an "abortion bus" touring Belfast, Derry, Lisburn and Cookstown.

Northern Ireland does not now have a sitting government.

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said Ireland's vote was a "hopeful" day for Northern Ireland.

Mrs O'Neill said the test had been met for a unity poll.

And Westminster intervening in a devolved issue could also lead to wider concerns about the political situation in Northern Ireland.

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Effectively, that means abortion is banned in Ireland unless the pregnancy poses a real and substantial risk to the mother's life.

Most women from Northern Ireland, who are seeking an abortion, travel to Britain.

"To countries who maybe think that sometimes with a background quite similar to ours that this kind of change is not possible, I think yesterday that we showed this change is possible and I hope that those women will look to us as a sign of what they will achieve in their own future", she said.

Activists from Reproductive Rights, Against Oppression, Sexism & Austerity campaign before the referendum as "Handmaidens".

Meanwhile, Downing Street is understood to believe that any reform in Northern Ireland "is an issue for Northern Ireland".

Among the crowds celebrating the referendum result at Dublin Castle where the result was announced, were many from Northern Ireland.

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He continued: "We have one last request, that the new law, that it is called 'Savita's law.' It should be named for her". "It is a criminal offence in Northern Ireland and we have absolutely had enough of it". "The Northern Ireland conflict dynamic means that every policy issue is seen through the prism of the two communities", she said adding that that makes political compromise and traditional governing hard.

"It was weird, nearly perverse that we were now a middle-class family", he said.

Abortion is still banned in some 20 countries worldwide, while others have highly restrictive laws in place. On abortion, he added, "Northern Ireland has had a settled cross-party view on this for decades".

Following the Irish referendum, Northern Ireland is the only place in the United Kingdom and Ireland - and most of Europe - where terminations are outlawed apart from in the most exceptional circumstances.

Mr Wells called on Northern Ireland's anti-abortion movement to "redouble its efforts" to prevent any change of the law there. Its repeal will mark a significant victory for women's rights in Ireland.

Sarah Wollaston, the Tory chairwoman of the Commons Health Select Committee, said: "I would vote to support an extension of abortion rights to all women across the whole UK". Varadkar wants to remove the current language on abortion, paving the way for terminations up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy and only in very limited circumstances - such as a fatal abnormality - after that.

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It was during the boom years, in 1993, that Ireland decriminalized homosexuality. But other people would ask: "'When's the baby due or what are you having?' All the normal questions", she told the BBC.

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