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Northern Ireland Assembly - Latest News

Jun 3, 2020 - 04:45 am .- The Northern Ireland Assembly voted Tuesday in favor of a motion rejecting the “imposition” of abortion legislation by the Westminster parliament.
Jun 2, 2020 - 09:15 am .- Bishops in Northern Ireland have strongly backed a call by a campaigner with Down syndrome to reject a law permitting abortion up to birth on grounds of disability.
Apr 23, 2020 - 11:24 am .- The bishops of Northern Ireland wrote to members of the region's legislature Wednesday urging them to debate the abortion regulations imposed by the British government and to formulate new, pro-life regulations.
Oct 25, 2019 - 05:05 pm .- A priest in Northern Ireland has exhorted pro-choice politicians not to receive Holy Communion, and Catholic voters not to vote for pro-choice candidates or parties, after legislation expanding abortion access in the region took effect this week.
Oct 21, 2019 - 05:20 pm .- Northern Ireland's devolved legislature failed Monday to block a change to the region's law imposed by the British parliament. As a result, both abortion and same-sex marriage will now be legal in the region.
Sep 23, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- Arlene Foster, the leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, wrote Saturday that the party is 'resolute' in its opposition to abortion, and she called for the restoration of devolved government in the region.
Sep 9, 2019 - 12:35 pm .- Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Belfast on Saturday to protest against the impending legalization of abortion in Northern Ireland.
Oct 31, 2018 - 12:10 pm .- A bill in the parliament of the United Kingdom requiring the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to provide guidance to civil servants on how to exercise their functions regarding human rights is scheduled to receive Royal Assent Thursday.