Abortion in Northern Ireland has finally been decriminalised following a law-change at midnight.
This means women and girls can terminate a pregnancy without fear of legal repercussions, and doctors and nurses can rest easy knowing their procedures won’t be legally prosecuted.
It comes after MPs in Westminster voted by a landslide in July to give women the right to abortion as well as permit same-sex marriage.
Abortion within the first 24 weeks of pregnancy has been legal in England, Wales and Scotland for decades, but remained banned in Northern Ireland in almost all circumstances – including rape and incest.
The landmark decisions has many people celebrating online and offline
@newschambers Someone should bake a cake. #TheNorthIsNow #NorthernIreland #LoveWins #DUP