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An anti-abortion protestor walks with a cross at Stormont. Photo Laura Davison/Pacemaker Press
An anti-abortion protestor walks with a cross at Stormont. Photo Laura Davison/Pacemaker Press
MLAs in Stormont Assembly for first time since March 2017. Mandatory Credit Stephen Hamilton /Presseye
Pacemaker Press Belfast 21-10-2019: Pro Life campaigners pictured at Stormont ahead of todays ruling that will decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland. Independent pro life campaigner Clive Johnston pictured with a life sized illustration of a babies progress before birth. Pictured By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 21-10-2019: Pro-choice group arriving at the rally held today at Stormont. As of midnight tonight, same-sex marriage and abortion will become legal in Northern Ireland for the first time. Today pro-life and pro-choice groups demonstrated at Stormont. Pictured By: Arthur Allison.
Presseye.com 21/10/2019 Pro Life campaigners pictured at Stormont ahead of todays ruling that will decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland. Mandatory Credit Stephen Hamilton /Presseye
PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 21/10/2019 Pro-life posters at the rally held today at Stormont. As of midnight tonight, same-sex marriage and abortion will become legal in Northern Ireland for the first time. Today pro-life and pro-choice groups demonstrated at Stormont. Photo Laura Davison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 21/10/2019 Members of Amnesty International gathered at Stormont today in support of the decriminalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland. The deadline for Northern Ireland to block the introduction of same-sex marriage and end prosecution for women accessing abortions expires today. Speaking are Grain Teggart of Amnesty International and Sarah Ewart. Photo Laura Davison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 21/10/2019 Pro-choice group arriving at the rally held today at Stormont. As of midnight tonight, same-sex marriage and abortion will become legal in Northern Ireland for the first time. Today pro-life and pro-choice groups demonstrated at Stormont. Photo Laura Davison/Pacemaker Press
Presseye.com 21/10/2019 Speaker Robin Newton pictured at Stormont chamber where local MLAÕs returned to the chamber to debate laws on abortion and same sex marriage which will change at midnight tonight . Mandatory Credit Stephen Hamilton /Presseye
Presseye.com 21/10/2019 UUP Leader Robin Swann pictured with party members at Stormont where local MLAÕs returned to the chamber to debate laws on abortion and same sex marriage which will change at midnight tonight . Mandatory Credit Stephen Hamilton /Presseye
Presseye.com 21/10/2019 TUV Leader Jim Allister pictured at Stormont chamber where local MLAÕs returned to the chamber to debate laws on abortion and same sex marriage which will change at midnight tonight . Mandatory Credit Stephen Hamilton /Presseye
Presseye.com 21/10/2019 Gerry Carrol from people before profit pictured at Stormont where local MLAÕs returned to the chamber to debate laws on abortion and same sex marriage which will change at midnight tonight . Mandatory Credit Stephen Hamilton /Presseye
PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 21/10/2019 Pro-life posters at the rally held today at Stormont. As of midnight tonight, same-sex marriage and abortion will become legal in Northern Ireland for the first time. Today pro-life and pro-choice groups demonstrated at Stormont. Photo Laura Davison/Pacemaker Press
PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 21/10/2019 Pro-choice group arriving at the rally held today at Stormont. As of midnight tonight, same-sex marriage and abortion will become legal in Northern Ireland for the first time. Today pro-life and pro-choice groups demonstrated at Stormont. Photo Laura Davison/Pacemaker Press
Presseye.com 21/10/2019 DUP Leader Arlene Foster pictured at Stormont chamber where local MLA’s returned to the chamber to debate laws on abortion and same sex marriage which will change at midnight tonight . Mandatory Credit Stephen Hamilton /Presseye
Pro Life and Pro Choice activists take part in a photocall in the grounds of Stormont Parliament, Belfast, the Stormont Assembly will sit for the first time in two and half years later after it was recalled by MLAs wishing to protest at changes to Northern Ireland's abortion laws. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday October 21, 2019. See PA story ULSTER Politics. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Members of Pro Life take part in a photocall in the grounds of Stormont Parliament, Belfast, the Stormont Assembly will sit for the first time in two and half years later after it was recalled by MLAs wishing to protest at changes to Northern Ireland's abortion laws. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday October 21, 2019. See PA story ULSTER Politics. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - OCTOBER 21: Abortion-rights demonstrators march through the streets of Belfast ahead of a meeting of the Stormont Assembly on abortion rights and gay marriage on October 21, 2019 in Belfast, United Kingdom. Northern Ireland's laws banning abortion and gay marriage are set to be liberalised tonight unless its devolved government is reconstituted. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - OCTOBER 21: Abortion-rights demonstrators march through the streets of Belfast ahead of a meeting of the Stormont Assembly on abortion rights and gay marriage on October 21, 2019 in Belfast, United Kingdom. Northern Ireland's laws banning abortion and gay marriage are set to be liberalised tonight unless its devolved government is reconstituted. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Pro-choice supporters pose as they gather at Parliament buildings on the Stormont Estate in Belfast on October 21, 2019. (Photo by PAUL FAITH / AFP) (Photo by PAUL FAITH/AFP via Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - OCTOBER 21: Abortion-rights demonstrators march through the streets of Belfast ahead of a meeting of the Stormont Assembly on abortion rights and gay marriage on October 21, 2019 in Belfast, United Kingdom. Northern Ireland's laws banning abortion and gay marriage are set to be liberalised tonight unless its devolved government is reconstituted. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Arlene Foster (centre left) with DUP MLA's in Stormont Parliament buildings in Belfast, The Stormont Assembly will sit for the first time in two and half years later after it was recalled by MLAs wishing to protest at changes to Northern Ireland's abortion laws. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday October 21, 2019. In an unorthodox step, the plenary session has been convened in the ongoing absence of a powersharing executive. See PA story ULSTER Politics . Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - OCTOBER 21: Arlene Foster, Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (L) walks past a painting of former Northern Ireland politician Ian Paisley as she attends a meeting of the Stormont Assembly on abortion rights and gay marriage on October 21, 2019 in Belfast, United Kingdom. Northern Ireland's laws banning abortion and gay marriage are set to be liberalised tonight unless its devolved government is reconstituted. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - OCTOBER 21: Two women watch a television screen as Arlene Foster, Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party speaks during a meeting of the Stormont Assembly on abortion rights and gay marriage on October 21, 2019 in Belfast, United Kingdom. Northern Ireland's laws banning abortion and gay marriage are set to be liberalised tonight unless its devolved government is reconstituted. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

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