Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill — New Clause 10 — International Obligations — Abortion — Sexual and Reproductive Health — 9 Jul 2019 at 16:45

The majority of MPs voted to legalise abortion in Northern Ireland in a broad range of circumstances, to protect women from harassment by anti-abortion protesters, and to improve sexual and reproductive health rights and services, - all with a proviso that if a Northern Ireland Executive was formed by 21 October 2019 the new law would cease to have effect.

MPs were considering the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill[1].

The proposed new clause supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was titled: International obligations and stated:

The recommendations to be given effect were:

  • A.Legal and institutional framework
  • (a) Repeal sections 58 and 59 of the Offences against the Person Act, 1861, so that no criminal charges can be brought against women and girls who undergo abortion or against qualified health-care professionals and all others who provide and assist in the abortion;
  • (b) Adopt legislation to provide for expanded grounds to legalize abortion at least in the following cases:
  • (i) Threat to the pregnant woman’s physical or mental health, without conditionality of “long-term or permanent” effects;
  • (ii) Rape and incest;
  • (iii) Severe fetal impairment, including fatal fetal abnormality, without perpetuating stereotypes towards persons with disabilities and ensuring appropriate and ongoing support, social and financial, for women who decide to carry such pregnancies to term;
  • (c) Introduce, as an interim measure, a moratorium on the application of criminal laws concerning abortion and cease all related arrests, investigations and criminal prosecutions, including of women seeking post-abortion care and health-care professionals;
  • (d) Adopt evidence-based protocols for health-care professionals on providing legal abortions particularly on the grounds of physical and mental health and ensure continuous training on the protocols;
  • (e) Establish a mechanism to advance women ’ s rights, including through monitoring authorities ’ compliance with international standards concerning access to sexual and reproductive health, including access to safe abortions, and ensure enhanced coordination between the mechanism with the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission;
  • (f) Strengthen existing data-collection systems and data sharing between the Department and the police to address the phenomenon of self-induced abortion.
  • B.Sexual and reproductive health rights and services
  • (a) Provide non-biased, scientifically sound and rights-based counselling and information on sexual and reproductive health services, including on all methods of contraception and access to abortion;
  • (b) Ensure the accessibility and affordability of sexual and reproductive health services and products, including on safe and modern contraception, including oral, emergency, long-term and permanent forms of contraception, and adopt a protocol to facilitate access at pharmacies, clinics and hospitals;
  • (c) Provide women with access to high-quality abortion and post-abortion care in all public health facilities and adopt guidance on doctor-patient confidentiality in that area;
  • (d) Make age-appropriate, comprehensive and scientifically accurate education on sexual and reproductive health and rights a compulsory component of curriculum for adolescents, covering prevention of early pregnancy and access to abortion, and monitor its implementation;
  • (e) Intensify awareness-raising campaigns on sexual and reproductive health rights and services, including on access to modern contraception;
  • (f) Adopt a strategy to combat gender-based stereotypes regarding women’s primary role as mothers;
  • (g) Protect women from harassment by anti-abortion protesters by investigating complaints and prosecuting and punishing perpetrators.

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Debate in Parliament |

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Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabaye
Debbie AbrahamsOldham East and SaddleworthLabaye
Rushanara AliBethnal Green and BowLabaye
Heidi AllenSouth Cambridgeshirewhilst Independentaye
Rosena Allin-KhanTootingLabaye
Mike AmesburyWeaver ValeLabaye
Stuart AndrewPudseyConaye
Tonia AntoniazziGowerLabaye
Jon AshworthLeicester SouthLabaye
Victoria AtkinsLouth and HorncastleConaye
Ian AustinDudley Northwhilst Independentaye
Adrian BaileyWest Bromwich WestLabaye
Hannah BardellLivingstonSNPaye
Kevin BarronRother ValleyLabaye
Guto BebbAberconwywhilst Conaye
Margaret BeckettDerby SouthLabaye
Hilary BennLeeds CentralLabaye
Richard BenyonNewburywhilst Conaye
Luciana BergerLiverpool, Wavertreewhilst Independentaye
Clive BettsSheffield South EastLabaye
Mhairi BlackPaisley and Renfrewshire SouthSNPaye
Ian BlackfordRoss, Skye and LochaberSNPaye
Kirsty BlackmanAberdeen NorthSNPaye
Roberta Blackman-WoodsCity of DurhamLabaye
Paul BlomfieldSheffield CentralLabaye
Crispin BluntReigateConaye
Nicholas BolesGrantham and Stamfordwhilst Independentaye
Andrew BowieWest Aberdeenshire and KincardineConaye
Tracy BrabinBatley and SpenLabaye
Ben BradshawExeterLabaye
Kevin BrennanCardiff WestLabaye
Deidre BrockEdinburgh North and LeithSNPaye
Alan BrownKilmarnock and LoudounSNPaye
Lyn BrownWest HamLabaye
Nick BrownNewcastle upon Tyne EastLabaye
Chris BryantRhonddaLabaye
Karen BuckWestminster NorthLabaye
Richard BurdenBirmingham, NorthfieldLabaye
Richard BurgonLeeds EastLabaye
Alistair BurtNorth East Bedfordshirewhilst Conaye
Dawn ButlerBrent CentralLabaye
Liam ByrneBirmingham, Hodge HillLabaye
Vincent CableTwickenhamLDemaye
Ruth CadburyBrentford and IsleworthLabaye
Alan CampbellTynemouthLabaye
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabaye
Dan CardenLiverpool, WaltonLabaye
Alistair CarmichaelOrkney and ShetlandLDemaye
Sarah ChampionRotherhamLabaye
Jenny ChapmanDarlingtonLabaye
Bambos CharalambousEnfield, SouthgateLabaye
Joanna CherryEdinburgh South WestSNPaye
Greg ClarkTunbridge Wellswhilst Conaye
Kenneth ClarkeRushcliffewhilst Conaye
Ann ClwydCynon ValleyLabaye
Vernon CoakerGedlingLabaye
Ann CoffeyStockportwhilst Independentaye
Damian CollinsFolkestone and HytheConaye
Julie CooperBurnleyLabaye
Yvette CooperNormanton, Pontefract and CastlefordLabaye
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Ronnie CowanInverclydeSNPaye
Neil CoyleBermondsey and Old SouthwarkLabaye
David CrausbyBolton North EastLabaye
Angela CrawleyLanark and Hamilton EastSNPaye
Mary CreaghWakefieldLabaye
Stella CreasyWalthamstowLabaye
Tracey CrouchChatham and AylesfordConaye
Jon CruddasDagenham and RainhamLabaye
John CryerLeyton and WansteadLabaye
Judith CumminsBradford SouthLabaye
Alex CunninghamStockton NorthLabaye
Jim CunninghamCoventry SouthLabaye
Nicholas DakinScunthorpeLabaye
Edward DaveyKingston and SurbitonLDemaye
Wayne DavidCaerphillyLabaye
Mims DaviesEastleighConaye
Gloria De PieroAshfieldLabaye
Thangam DebbonaireBristol WestLabaye
Emma Dent CoadKensingtonLabaye
Tan DhesiSloughLabaye
Caroline DinenageGosportConaye
Jonathan DjanoglyHuntingdonConaye
Martin DochertyWest DunbartonshireSNPaye
Anneliese DoddsOxford EastLabaye
Stephen DoughtyCardiff South and PenarthLabaye
Peter DowdBootleLabaye
David DrewStroudLabaye
Jack DromeyBirmingham, ErdingtonLabaye
Rosie DuffieldCanterburyLabaye
Angela EagleWallaseyLabaye
Maria EagleGarston and HalewoodLabaye
Jonathan EdwardsCarmarthen East and DinefwrPCaye
Clive EffordElthamLabaye
Julie ElliottSunderland CentralLabaye
Louise EllmanLiverpool, RiversideLabaye
Chris ElmoreOgmoreLabtellaye
Bill EstersonSefton CentralLabaye
Chris EvansIslwynLabaye
Michael FabricantLichfieldConaye
Paul FarrellyNewcastle-under-LymeLabaye
Jim FitzpatrickPoplar and LimehouseLabaye
Colleen FletcherCoventry North EastLabaye
Caroline FlintDon ValleyLabaye
Lisa ForbesPeterboroughLabaye
Vicky FordChelmsfordConaye
Yvonne FovargueMakerfieldLabaye
Vicky FoxcroftLewisham, DeptfordLabaye
Mike FreerFinchley and Golders GreenConaye
James FrithBury NorthLabaye
Gill FurnissSheffield, Brightside and HillsboroughLabaye
Hugh GaffneyCoatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabaye
Mike GapesIlford Southwhilst Independentaye
Barry GardinerBrent NorthLabaye
Mark GarnierWyre ForestConaye
Ruth GeorgeHigh PeakLabaye
Nusrat GhaniWealdenConaye
Preet Kaur GillBirmingham, EdgbastonLabaye
Roger GodsiffBirmingham, Hall GreenLabaye
Michael GoveSurrey HeathConaye
Luke GrahamOchil and South PerthshireConaye
Richard GrahamGloucesterConaye
Neil GrayAirdrie and ShottsSNPaye
Kate GreenStretford and UrmstonLabaye
Justine GreeningPutneywhilst Conaye
Lilian GreenwoodNottingham SouthLabaye
Margaret GreenwoodWirral WestLabaye
Nia GriffithLlanelliLabaye
Andrew GriffithsBurtonConaye
Andrew GwynneDenton and ReddishLabaye
Sam GyimahEast Surreywhilst Conaye
Louise HaighSheffield, HeeleyLabaye
Robert HalfonHarlowConaye
Luke HallThornbury and YateConaye
Fabian HamiltonLeeds North EastLabaye
Matthew HancockWest SuffolkConaye
David HansonDelynLabaye
Emma HardyKingston upon Hull West and HessleLabaye
Harriet HarmanCamberwell and PeckhamLabaye
Richard HarringtonWatfordwhilst Conaye
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Trudy HarrisonCopelandConaye
Simon HartCarmarthen West and South PembrokeshireConaye
Helen HayesDulwich and West NorwoodLabaye
Sue HaymanWorkingtonLabaye
John HealeyWentworth and DearneLabaye
James HeappeyWellsConaye
Chris Heaton-HarrisDaventryConaye
Peter Heaton-JonesNorth DevonConaye
Drew HendryInverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeySNPaye
Stephen HepburnJarrowLabaye
Nick HerbertArundel and South DownsConaye
Mike HillHartlepoolLabaye
Wera HobhouseBathLDemaye
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Sharon HodgsonWashington and Sunderland WestLabaye
Kate HollernBlackburnLabaye
Kelvin HopkinsLuton Northwhilst Independentaye
Stewart HosieDundee EastSNPaye
Rupa HuqEaling Central and ActonLabaye
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Christine JardineEdinburgh WestLDemaye
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Afzal KhanManchester, GortonLabaye
Ged KillenRutherglen and Hamilton WestLabaye
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Lesley LairdKirkcaldy and CowdenbeathLabaye
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Chris LawDundee WestSNPaye
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Chris LeslieNottingham Eastwhilst Independentaye
Emma Lewell-BuckSouth ShieldsLabaye
Clive LewisNorwich SouthLabaye
Stephen LloydEastbournewhilst Independentaye
Tony LloydRochdaleLabaye
Rebecca Long-BaileySalford and EcclesLabaye
Tim LoughtonEast Worthing and ShorehamConaye
Caroline LucasBrighton, PavilionGreenaye
Ian LucasWrexhamLabaye
Holly LynchHalifaxLabaye
Rachel MacleanRedditchConaye
Justin MaddersEllesmere Port and NestonLabaye
Khalid MahmoodBirmingham, Perry BarrLabaye
Alan MakHavantConaye
Seema MalhotraFeltham and HestonLabaye
Gordon MarsdenBlackpool SouthLabaye
Sandy MartinIpswichLabaye
Chris MathesonCity of ChesterLabaye
Steve McCabeBirmingham, Selly OakLabaye
Kerry McCarthyBristol EastLabaye
Siobhain McDonaghMitcham and MordenLabaye
Stewart McDonaldGlasgow SouthSNPaye
Stuart McDonaldCumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastSNPaye
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
Pat McFaddenWolverhampton South EastLabaye
Conor McGinnSt Helens NorthLabaye
Alison McGovernWirral SouthLabaye
Liz McInnesHeywood and MiddletonLabaye
Jim McMahonOldham West and RoytonLabaye
Anna McMorrinCardiff NorthLabaye
Ian MearnsGatesheadLabaye
Huw MerrimanBexhill and BattleConaye
Stephen MetcalfeSouth Basildon and East ThurrockConaye
Maria MillerBasingstokeConaye
Anne MiltonGuildfordwhilst Conaye
Andrew MitchellSutton ColdfieldConaye
Madeleine MoonBridgendLabaye
Layla MoranOxford West and AbingdonLDemaye
Penny MordauntPortsmouth NorthConaye
Jessica MordenNewport EastLabaye
Nicky MorganLoughboroughConaye
Stephen MorganPortsmouth SouthLabaye
Grahame MorrisEasingtonLabaye
David MundellDumfriesshire, Clydesdale and TweeddaleConaye
Ian MurrayEdinburgh SouthLabaye
Lisa NandyWiganLabaye
Sarah NewtonTruro and FalmouthConaye
Caroline NokesRomsey and Southampton Northwhilst Conaye
Alex NorrisNottingham NorthLabaye
Melanie OnnGreat GrimsbyLabaye
Chi OnwurahNewcastle upon Tyne CentralLabaye
Guy OppermanHexhamConaye
Kate OsamorEdmontonLabaye
Albert OwenYnys MônLabaye
Stephanie PeacockBarnsley EastLabaye
Teresa PearceErith and ThamesmeadLabaye
Matthew PennycookGreenwich and WoolwichLabaye
John PenroseWeston-Super-MareConaye
Andrew PercyBrigg and GooleConaye
Toby PerkinsChesterfieldLabaye
Jess PhillipsBirmingham, YardleyLabaye
Bridget PhillipsonHoughton and Sunderland SouthLabaye
Chris PhilpCroydon SouthConaye
Laura PidcockNorth West DurhamLabaye
Jo PlattLeighLabaye
Luke PollardPlymouth, Sutton and DevonportLabaye
Daniel PoulterCentral Suffolk and North IpswichConaye
Lucy PowellManchester CentralLabaye
Will QuinceColchesterConaye
Yasmin QureshiBolton South EastLabaye
Faisal RashidWarrington SouthLabaye
Angela RaynerAshton-under-LyneLabaye
Steve ReedCroydon NorthLabaye
Christina ReesNeathLabaye
Ellie ReevesLewisham West and PengeLabaye
Rachel ReevesLeeds WestLabaye
Emma ReynoldsWolverhampton North EastLabaye
Jonathan ReynoldsStalybridge and HydeLabaye
Geoffrey RobinsonCoventry North WestLabaye
Matt RoddaReading EastLabaye
Danielle RowleyMidlothianLabaye
Chris RuaneVale of ClwydLabaye
Amber RuddHastings and Ryewhilst Conaye
Joan RyanEnfield Northwhilst Independentaye
Antoinette SandbachEddisburywhilst Conaye
Liz Saville-RobertsDwyfor MeirionnyddPCaye
Naseem ShahBradford WestLabaye
Virendra SharmaEaling, SouthallLabaye
Barry SheermanHuddersfieldLabaye
Alec ShelbrookeElmet and RothwellConaye
Tommy SheppardEdinburgh EastSNPaye
Paula SherriffDewsburyLabaye
Gavin ShukerLuton Southwhilst Independentaye
Tulip SiddiqHampstead and KilburnLabaye
Chris SkidmoreKingswoodConaye
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabaye
Andrew SlaughterHammersmithLabaye
Ruth SmeethStoke-on-Trent NorthLabaye
Angela SmithPenistone and Stocksbridgewhilst Independentaye
Cat SmithLancaster and FleetwoodLabaye
Jeff SmithManchester, WithingtonLabaye
Laura SmithCrewe and NantwichLabaye
Nick SmithBlaenau GwentLabtellaye
Owen SmithPontypriddLabaye
Karin SmythBristol SouthLabaye
Gareth SnellStoke-on-Trent CentralLabaye
Alex SobelLeeds North WestLabaye
Keir StarmerHolborn and St PancrasLabaye
Chris StephensGlasgow South WestSNPaye
Andrew StephensonPendleConaye
Jo StevensCardiff CentralLabaye
Bob StewartBeckenhamConaye
Jamie StoneCaithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLDemaye
Wes StreetingIlford NorthLabaye
Graham StringerBlackley and BroughtonLabaye
Julian SturdyYork OuterConaye
Paul SweeneyGlasgow North EastLabaye
Jo SwinsonEast DunbartonshireLDemaye
Mark TamiAlyn and DeesideLabaye
Alison ThewlissGlasgow CentralSNPaye
Gareth ThomasHarrow WestLabaye
Nick Thomas-SymondsTorfaenLabaye
Emily ThornberryIslington South and FinsburyLabaye
Justin TomlinsonNorth SwindonConaye
Elizabeth TrussSouth West NorfolkConaye
Thomas TugendhatTonbridge and MallingConaye
Anna TurleyRedcarLabaye
Karl TurnerKingston upon Hull EastLabaye
Stephen TwiggLiverpool, West DerbyLabaye
Liz TwistBlaydonLabaye
Chuka UmunnaStreathamwhilst LDemaye
Ed VaizeyWantagewhilst Conaye
Valerie VazWalsall SouthLabaye
Thelma WalkerColne ValleyLabaye
Matt WarmanBoston and SkegnessConaye
Giles WatlingClactonConaye
Matt WesternWarwick and LeamingtonLabaye
Helen WhatelyFaversham and Mid KentConaye
Alan WhiteheadSouthampton, TestLabaye
Martin WhitfieldEast LothianLabaye
Hywel WilliamsArfonPCaye
Paul WilliamsStockton SouthLabaye
Chris WilliamsonDerby Northwhilst Independentaye
Phil WilsonSedgefieldLabaye
Pete WishartPerth and North PerthshireSNPaye
Sarah WollastonTotneswhilst Independentaye
John WoodcockBarrow and Furnesswhilst Independentaye
Mohammad YasinBedfordLabaye
Nadhim ZahawiStratford-on-AvonConaye
Daniel ZeichnerCambridgeLabaye
Sir David AmessSouthend WestConno
Steven BakerWycombeConno
Henry BellinghamNorth West NorfolkConno
Paul BeresfordMole ValleyConno
Bob BlackmanHarrow EastConno
Peter BoneWellingboroughConno
Suella BravermanFarehamConno
Andrew BridgenNorth West LeicestershireConno
James BrokenshireOld Bexley and SidcupConno
Fiona BruceCongletonConno
Lisa CameronEast Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowSNPno
Gregory CampbellEast LondonderryDUPno
James CartlidgeSouth SuffolkConno
Bill CashStoneConno
Maria CaulfieldLewesConno
Rehman ChishtiGillingham and RainhamConno
Christopher ChopeChristchurchConno
Simon ClarkeMiddlesbrough South and East ClevelandConno
Therese CoffeySuffolk CoastalConno
Rosie CooperWest LancashireLabno
Robert CourtsWitneyConno
Philip DaviesShipleyConno
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenConno
Nigel DoddsBelfast NorthDUPno
Jeffrey M. DonaldsonLagan ValleyDUPtellno
Michelle DonelanChippenhamConno
Steve DoubleSt Austell and NewquayConno
Richard DraxSouth DorsetConno
David DuguidBanff and BuchanConno
Charlie ElphickeDoverwhilst Conno
George EusticeCamborne and RedruthConno
Michael FallonSevenoaksConno
Kevin FosterTorbayConno
Mark FrancoisRayleigh and WickfordConno
Roger GaleNorth ThanetConno
Paul GirvanSouth AntrimDUPno
Robert GoodwillScarborough and WhitbyConno
Peter GrantGlenrothesSNPno
James GrayNorth WiltshireConno
Chris GraylingEpsom and EwellConno
Chris GreenBolton WestConno
Damian GreenAshfordConno
Kirstene HairAngusConno
Mark HarperForest of DeanConno
John HayesSouth Holland and The DeepingsConno
Sylvia HermonNorth DownIndependentno
Philip HolloboneKetteringConno
Adam HollowayGraveshamConno
Eddie HughesWalsall NorthConno
Ranil JayawardenaNorth East HampshireConno
Andrea JenkynsMorley and OutwoodConno
Dr Caroline JohnsonSleaford and North HykehamConno
David JonesClwyd WestConno
Helen JonesWarrington NorthLabno
Marcus JonesNuneatonConno
Mike KaneWythenshawe and Sale EastLabno
Daniel KawczynskiShrewsbury and AtchamConno
Stephen KerrStirlingConno
Greg KnightEast YorkshireConno
John LamontBerwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkConno
Pauline LathamMid DerbyshireConno
Jeremy LefroyStaffordConno
Edward LeighGainsboroughConno
Andrew LewerNorthampton SouthConno
Ian Liddell-GraingerBridgwater and West SomersetConno
David LidingtonAylesburyConno
Emma Little-PengellyBelfast SouthDUPno
Jonathan LordWokingConno
Anne MainSt AlbansConno
Rachael MaskellYork CentralLabno
Paul MaynardBlackpool North and CleveleysConno
Matthew OffordHendonConno
Ian Paisley JnrNorth AntrimDUPno
Owen PatersonNorth ShropshireConno
Mike PenningHemel HempsteadConno
Steve PoundEaling NorthLabno
Victoria PrentisBanburyConno
Mark PriskHertford and StortfordConno
Mark PritchardThe WrekinConno
Tom PursgloveCorbyConno
Dominic RaabEsher and WaltonConno
Jacob Rees-MoggNorth East SomersetConno
Laurence RobertsonTewkesburyConno
Gavin RobinsonBelfast EastDUPtellno
Mary RobinsonCheadleConno
Andrew RosindellRomfordConno
Douglas RossMorayConno
Jim ShannonStrangfordDUPno
David SimpsonUpper BannDUPno
John StevensonCarlisleConno
Gary StreeterSouth West DevonConno
Desmond SwayneNew Forest WestConno
Robert SymsPooleConno
Derek ThomasSt IvesConno
Ross ThomsonAberdeen SouthConno
Michael TomlinsonMid Dorset and North PooleConno
Martin VickersCleethorpesConno
Heather WheelerSouth DerbyshireConno
John WhittingdaleMaldonConno
Bill WigginNorth HerefordshireConno
Sammy WilsonEast AntrimDUPno
Nigel MillsAmber ValleyConboth

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