LONDON – Britain's leaders are increasingly being urged to take action to ease abortion restrictions in Northern Ireland after the Republic of Ireland voted in favor, in fact complex political realities can make swift action difficult.
Prime Minister Theresa May is urged by some legislators and activists to take action that could lead to liberalization in Northern Ireland after Ireland overwhelmingly repeals its constitutional ban
Once the Irish Parliament establishes new laws, Northern Ireland would be the only region in the UK and Ireland that would ban abortions.
But Northern Ireland The assembly has been suspended, which means it can not call a referendum, and May's minority government relies on the support of conservative lawmakers in Northern Ireland opposing the abolition of the abortion ban.
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