It's a sign of the appallingly archaic views of some local politicians when you find yourself cheering on a Tory secretary of state.
"Back off" is Arlene Foster's uncompromising message to Brandon Lewis on abortion as the DUP literally clings to a 19th century law.
The party, which presents an Irish Sea border for daffodil bulbs and Amazon parcels as a major violation of rights, is keen to retain one that denies women here equality with their sisters in Britain.
Brandon's not for budging, and there are many reasons to give thanks for that. For the tens of thousands of women who, for half a century, were forced to scrape together the money and head to London, Liverpool or some other city more compassionate than home.
For the women who sat alone on boats and planes with directions to an abortion clinic scrawled on a bit of paper in their pocket or saved on their phone.
For the women who have bled or shed tears in English airports on their journey home with not a soul to support them.
For the women who have swallowed abortion pills behind closed bathroom or bedroom doors, terrified in case side effects necessitate a trip to the doctor and they find themselves prosecuted.
For the teenage girls or their mothers who found themselves charged with "procuring and supplying poison" with intent to cause a miscarriage and facing a 10-year jail sentence for buying those tablets.
For the two young women who ended up in hospital after trying to take their own lives when their flights to England were cancelled due to lockdown restrictions last year.
Imagine the pressure of dealing with a crisis pregnancy during a pandemic?
Yet, knowing all this, the DUP continues to oppose the provision of abortion services centrally here despite the law being changed over a year ago by Westminster. It doesn't even seem bothered about how its insistence on regulatory divergence on this one appears to everybody else in the mother parliament.
There was extensive cross-party support for Brandon Lewis in the House of Commons.
And the 2019 vote to liberalise Northern Ireland's abortion laws was far from close - MPs approved it by 339 votes to 99.
The Secretary of State will assume the new power compelling Stormont to implement the abortion law at the end of the month, and Lewis is expected to act in early May.
As Amnesty International has counselled, it's still not too late for Robin Swann to find the courage to do his job and provide lawful health services to those who need them. He is, after all, the health minister.
Claiming it is a controversial issue may have been legitimate if regulations weren't in existence but, given the law has already been passed, it just doesn't cut it.
However, there is no hope of DUP dinosaurs changing their minds. They just don't get how bad this looks. Continually making speeches about a progressive, inclusive unionism is meaningless when, every inch of the way, the party refuses to walk the walk.
The SDLP, Sinn Fein, and the Ulster Unionists have in recent years all changed their stance on abortion - at the very least to take a conscience position - but the DUP alone remains intransigent.
For decades, we were told that Home Rule was Rome Rule. Indeed, a 21-year-old Arlene Foster described the Irish constitution as "riddled with Roman Catholic social and political doctrine".
The examples she cited to a 1992 conference included "the Republic's stand on abortion". She was spot on then, but the South let in the light three years ago. The shame is that the DUP wants to keep women up here still living in the dark.