She said: "The legislation governing abortion is a devolved matter and it is for the Northern Ireland assembly to debate and decide such issues".
Downing Street's initial reaction was to reject the idea of giving MPs a vote citing that abortion is a devolved matter and should only be decided by the assembly in Northern Ireland and the power-sharing executive.
Under something called "the Sewel convention", the United Kingdom government will "not normally legislate on matters that are the responsibility of devolved administrations without their consent".
Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O'Neill, leader of Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland, hold up a placard as they celebrate the result of yesterday's referendum on liberalizing abortion law, in Dublin, Ireland, May 26, 2018.
Sarah Wollaston, the Conservative chair of the health select committee in the House of Commons, told the BBC on Sunday that if the Stormont assembly can not get back up and running "at the very least people in Northern Ireland should be allowed a referendum".
"Some of those who wish to circumvent the assembly's role may be doing so simply to avoid its decision".
"We will continue to articulate our position. It is an extremely sensitive issue, and not one that should have people taking to the streets in celebration", said Ms Foster. She did not say she thought it was for the Commons to change the law, but a report in a Sunday newspaper she said she favoured MPs having a free vote, as do the four previous women and equalities ministers: Amber Rudd, Justine Greening, Nicky Morgan and Maria Miller.
The current situation "does feel anomalous", she told ITV's Peston on Sunday. That hope must be met.Читайте также: Subtropical Storm Alberto to Make Impactful Landfall
Mr Cabel said: "I believe in the principle of the right to choose, I think in the rest of the United Kingdom we have a sensible balance".
While political leaders in the south were at the forefront of efforts to liberalise the law during the referendum campaign, a majority of politicians in Northern Ireland do not favour the radical law change.
"As this is a devolved issue, if an amendment is not accepted by the Speaker, then there should at very least be a referendum in Northern Ireland on this issue".
He said the referendum was a "stark reminder" of the absence of a power-sharing government at Stormont, and urged politicians to examine the FFA report to "ensure our laws are fit for goal and the days of exporting this issue are brought to an end".
The result means Northern Ireland is now the only part of the British Isles where abortion is on the whole illegal.
"The settled will of the people has been to afford protections to the unborn life and protect the life of the mother", he said. However, with the assembly suspended, MPs could table an amendment to the government's domestic abuse bill due to be published this year and offer...
Currently, a termination is only permitted in Northern Ireland if a woman's life is at risk or if there is a risk of permanent and serious damage to her mental or physical health.
The Irish Republic overwhelmingly voted to overturn the country's abortion ban in a landmark referendum on Friday.
Women should have the same rights as those elsewhere in the United Kingdom, he told Sky's Ridge on Sunday, but stressed Labour must "tread sensitively and be aware of the realities of devolution".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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