About a dozen Tories understood to have expressed concerns as amendment to Queen’s speech is to be put to MPs

MPs will vote on Thursday one whether to give Northern Irish women access to terminations on the NHS in Great Britain, in an opposition amendment that could be backed by rebel Conservative MPs and therefore succeed.

About a dozen Conservative MPs are understood to have expressed concerns about the issue where women from Northern Ireland are charged around £900 for terminations if they travel to have the procedure on the mainland, a policy upheld by a supreme court case earlier this month. Northern Ireland has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in Europe.

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