Tony Lloyd MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, commenting on new regulations on access to abortion rights in Northern Ireland, said:
“The commitment and determined efforts of the Abortion Rights Campaign, the women of Northern Ireland and Labour MPs brought us to where we are today.
“These regulations provide clarity and support for both the medical professionals and the women of Northern Ireland in terms of safe and legal access to abortion.
“It is particularly timely, with the coronavirus crisis preventing women from travelling, that these measures should be coming into place. As was often said during the campaign for Equal Rights, ‘Rights Delayed are Rights Denied’, and we will be monitoring the progress of the implementation of these regulations so there is no further delay in fulfilment of these rights.”