The House of Commons, the lower house of U.K. Parliament, is expected to vote on the new regulations on Wednesday, June 17.
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The Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020, which came into force March 31, allow elective abortions up to 12 weeks of pregnancy; abortions up to 24 weeks in cases of risk to the mother's physical or mental health; and abortion without time limit in cases of severe fetal impairment or fetal fetal abnormality.
Previously, Northern Ireland’s laws only permitted abortion in cases where a woman’s life is at risk, or where there is a permanent or serious risk to her mental or physical health.
Northern Ireland's new law allows doctors, registered nurses, and registered midwives to perform abortions.
The US Representatives wrote that “imposition of Section 9 — which provides for a far more liberal abortion regime than currently exists in the other constituent parts of the United Kingdom ... runs counter to the fundamental democratic principles of self-governance and self-determination.”
Both abortion and same-sex ‘marriage’ will now be legal in the region.
U.K. peer wants to stop abortion from being forced upon her people: ‘The feeling in Northern Ireland is very strong: Abortion is wrong.’
The Sept. 7 demonstration was held in response to the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Act, passed by the U.K. Parliament in July.