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Stormont may still say no to abortion... but it can't turn clock back

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The Stormont Assembly voted in opposition to new abortion regulations (PA)

The Stormont Assembly voted in opposition to new abortion regulations (PA)

The Stormont Assembly voted in opposition to new abortion regulations (PA)

Westminster said yes, but Stormont still says no, as a DUP motion to restrict abortion services here was passed by 46 votes to 40.

Even in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, some would still send women with crisis pregnancies in boats and planes across the Irish Sea.

Yet that vote was considerably closer than would have been the case not so long ago when pro-choice voices were few and far between in the chamber.