Labour’s Watered-Down Abortion Pledge Could Actually Be Bad News For Northern Ireland

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Labour's Watered-Down Abortion Pledge Could Actually Be Bad News For Northern Ireland

An update to the pledge to legislate to legalise abortion in Northern Ireland in a leaked draft version of Labour's manifesto suggests the party would be unable to change abortion law in the country.

Posted on May 16, 2017
Laura Silver
BuzzFeed News Reporter

Labour has effectively dropped plans to legalise abortion in Northern Ireland despite pledging to do so in a draft of its manifesto leaked last week.

An earlier version of the party's manifesto that was leaked last Thursday suggested the Labour party would aim to override the devolved government to "legislate to extend [abortion rights] to women in Northern Ireland".

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