She has responded by saying that her vote isn't in protest of abortion laws, but because she believes it is something that should be dealt with by the Northern Ireland Assembly. It passed by a vote of 383 to 73.
The defeat could help MPs to prevent a future prime minister from suspending parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit, a move Boris Johnson has refused to rule out.
The vote yesterday came about as a result of two amendments made to a technical bill related to the region. "So happy for the people of [Northern Ireland]".
However, if the NI Assembly does reach a power-sharing agreement before that date, it would be able to approve or repeal the measures.
"To do it this way is breaking the devolution settlement - that is not the way to make the law", he told RTE Radio One's Morning Ireland.
The decision by British MPs to extend same-sex marriage and access to abortion to the North of Ireland has been welcomed by political representatives and campaigners across the island.. These rights for women and LGBTQIA+ people will likely cover Northern Ireland under The Same-Sex Couples Act 2013 that legalized marriage equality across England and Wales in 2014, and the Abortion Act 1967 that liberalized abortion across the majority of Britain since the late 1960s.
"The commitment shown by Members of Parliament to protect the fundamental rights of women and girls in Northern Ireland and amend the law on termination of pregnancy is also long overdue".
Bernadette Smyth, director of Precious Life, Northern Ireland's leading pro-life organization, accused pro-abortion MPs of being "blood-thirsty". "The Westminster Government have done the unthinkable".
Pro-life group Life raises concerns that the bill enables the abortion industry to exploit vulnerable women and their unborn babies.