Green Party NI Leader Clare Bailey MLA has welcomed an update on the commissioning of abortion services in Northern Ireland.
The South Belfast MLA said: “I welcome the Secretary of State’s announcement today that the UK Government intends to enact regulations to allow for the commissioning of abortion services in Northern Ireland.
“It’s time to ensure that free, safe and local abortion services are available to all women in Northern Ireland.
“Along with the long-overdue commissioning of abortion services, the Safe Access Zones Bill will help ensure that women’s right to access healthcare is protected.
“It’s time to ensure that women’s hard-won rights are delivered.”