If a new devolved government is not formed by midnight, abortion will be decriminalised triggering a consultation on what the services should look like - due to be finalised and approved by March 2020.
However, some of Northern Ireland's assembly members will return to the chamber today for the first time in almost three years in a last-ditch attempt to stop the reforms from passing.
The Alliance Party leader Naomi Long has also described the meeting as a "cynical move" that "raises hopes of pro-life people only to dash them & creates distress for many women & for LGBTQ people planning to marry". Complicating the issue was the fact that Northern Ireland's assembly has been suspended for more than two years and has been unable to reach an agreement on reconvening.
Without cross-party cooperation, a new Speaker of the Assembly could not be elected meaning no new business could proceed.
The sitting has been called by unionist MLAs ahead of the planned decriminalisation by Westminster of abortion in Northern Ireland from tomorrow. With immediate effect from tomorrow, October 22, abortion will be decriminalised, meaning that investigations and prosecutions now under way against women seeking access to abortion services will not proceed.
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She added that it was "time to get Northern Ireland moving again".
"This is not a day of celebration for the unborn", she said. Sinn Fein refused to participate and after one hour the legislature adjourned.
Also, unlike England, Scotland and Wales, laws in Northern Ireland forbid abortion except where a mother's life is at risk, bans that have been upheld by the region's block of conservative politicians. Their MLAs then walked out of the chamber.
The law changes regarding abortion and marriage could only have been stopped if the crisis-hit devolved executive was revived prior to the midnight deadline - a turn of events that was always extremely unlikely. "From midnight [Monday] history will be made, these oppressive laws that have policed our bodies and our health care will be brought to an end", said Grainne Teggart a Northern Ireland campaigner for Amnesty International.
"This law change will not fix what I had to go through but it will make it hopefully better for those who follow after me", said Sarah Ewart, who became a vocal advocate for reform since having to travel to England for an abortion after receiving a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality. Anti-abortion activists prayed.
'In today's world the most unsafe place to be is actually in the womb of a woman, ' he said.