13/03/2013

NI Abortion Amendment Fails

A proposed amendment which would ban abortions in private clinics has failed in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

The proposal, which was put forward by the DUP and SDLP, was lost after 40 politicians voted against it.

Sinn Fein, Alliance and the Green Party managed to block the move.

The breakdown of the vote was 44 unionists and 9 nationalists for the abortion amendment, while 26 nationalists, five unionists and 9 others voted against.

(CD)

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