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Labour backbencher Stella Creasy appears on the BBC’s ‘Andrew Marr Show’. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

A cross-party coalition of MPs is calling on the British government to repeal a 150-year-old piece of UK legislation that criminalises abortion in Nor(...)

Labour MP Stella Creasy  has proposed an  amendment to the British Domestic Violence Bill which would extend abortion rights to Northern Ireland. File photograph: PA Wire

Downing Street has insisted that any move to extend abortion rights to women in Northern Ireland must wait for the restoration of the devolved institu(...)

Abortion in the North is permitted only if a woman’s life is at risk or there is long-term  risk to mental or physical health. Rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormalities are not qualifying grounds.

Sinn Féin abstentionist MP for Mid-Ulster Francie Molloy,  who represents a rural constituency straddling south Derry and east Tyrone, has b(...)

Amnesty International campaign manager in the North Grainne Teggart said the British government can “no longer turn a blind eye and deny us equality”. File photograph: PA

Amnesty International has called on the British government to act over Northern Ireland’s “Victorian-era abortion ban” following the referendum in the(...)

Forensic officers search Chalgrove Road in Tottenham, north London, where a 17-year-old girl died after she was shot on Monday evening. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

London’s mayor has condemnded a “violent scourge” that has hit the city recently with statistics showing police in the English capital investigated mo(...)

Police stand at the entrance of the Marie Stopes clinic as anti-abortion protestors hold up placards outside the Belfast clinic in October 2012. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

During its five years of life, the Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast dealt with thousands of women. The oldest was 52; the youngest was 13 who had become(...)

Britain’s minister for women and equalities Justine Greening said: ‘Our sisters need to have their human rights to be upheld’. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

The UK government has detailed its plans to provide free abortion services in England for women from Northern Ireland. The government announced a ch(...)

Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond told the Commons on Thursday the UK government will fund abortions for women coming to have them in England from Northern Ireland. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The UK government has announced a major concession to give Northern Irish women access to terminations on the NHS in Great Britain, in an attempt to h(...)

A plane carrying a banner with the words ‘Take Control #VoteLeave’ emblazoned on it flies above London’s Trafalgar Square during a rally in tribute to Labour MP Jo Cox. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Brexit campaigners have been branded “disgusting” after a plane carrying a banner urging people to vote to leave the EU interrupted a memorial service(...)

In a radio  interview,  Ken Livingstone claimed Hitler had supported Zionism before the Holocaust and insisted he had never heard anyone within Labour be anti-Semitic.Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone has been suspended by the Labour Party for “bringing the party into disrepute” in the wake of the anti-Semitism ro(...)

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