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MPs to vote on abortion regulations in Northern Ireland on Wednesday

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A general view of the Northern Ireland Executive Assembly sitting in their chamber room as the power sharing executive returned to power for the first time in three years. Photo: Kelvin Boyes/Getty Images

A general view of the Northern Ireland Executive Assembly sitting in their chamber room as the power sharing executive returned to power for the first time in three years. Photo: Kelvin Boyes/Getty Images

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A general view of the Northern Ireland Executive Assembly sitting in their chamber room as the power sharing executive returned to power for the first time in three years. Photo: Kelvin Boyes/Getty Images

Abortion regulations opposed by the Stormont Assembly will be voted upon by MPs after DUP objections.

Northern Ireland's restrictive abortion laws were changed by MPs last year at a time when Stormont was collapsed.

However, earlier this month the now-sitting Assembly registered its opposition to the "imposition" of regulations by Westminster, which permit abortions up to birth in cases of severe non-fatal disability.

The House of Lords overwhelmingly backed the regulations on Monday and MPs were asked to approve them on Tuesday.

But DUP MPs shouted "no" and triggered a deferred division.

This will take place on Wednesday, with the result to be released on the day.

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