The cross-party group of backbenchers are demanding an emergency debate

A cross-party group of backbench MPs will seek to ramp up pressure on Theresa May to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland on Monday, as they demand an emergency debate on the issue.

Campaigners have been pressing for the government to liberalise the abortion law there after a historic referendum in the Republic of Ireland last month backed reform, and a number of current and former ministers have expressed support.

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