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We are closer now than ever before to stories like this one becoming a dark part of NI history.

#TheNorthIsNOW
"My husband and I were expecting our second child. We were told at our 12 week scan at the end of August 2018 that there was a problem. They suspected that it was anencephaly. This is a fatal condition where the babies skull and brain do not develop.
Most of these pregnancies will continue to full-term and the babies will die during labour or within hours of being born. I couldn't fathom continuing with a pregnancy for another half of a year.
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We’re so pleased that NC10 passed in the House of Commons today. There are a lot of people to thank for getting this amendment to pass - so let’s do it. Thank you @stellacreasy for tabling this bill & for your passionate arguments for it!
Thank you @HackneyAbbott for supporting NC10 of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill & voting aye to the question #NowForNI
Thanks for your support @Debbie_abrahams for the NC10 amendment today to back decriminalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland should an executive not be formed by 21st October 2019
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Last year, we shared sad and often traumatic stories of pregnant people taking arduous journies or obtaining illegal pills online in order to secure the termination they so desperately needed. This story is a little different. This is what your Yes did for one woman this year...
...”Last year I went to the booth, and without a second thought I ticked the Yes box. Never for one moment did I ever think that I would need that Yes myself...
I'm in my 40s with 3 very difficult pregnancies behind me and 2 children, one with disabilities. When our contraception failed and I discovered early in the new year that I was pregnant a black cloud fell over me...
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July will begin a larger highlight on the plight our sisters face in the North.

Just across the border, the very women that have risked their lives to smuggle pills to us in the South are being prosecuted - this carries a life sentence...
Women and girls in the North are being forgotten about - left in limbo while politics prevail and prevents people from having access to safe abortions.
People that become pregnant through rape and incest, children that become pregnant, fatal foetal abnormalities, even the risk to a woman's life does not warrant grounds for a safe termination in the North.
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