For those who are not following the ins and outs of the debate on abortion here in Northern Ireland, it can be difficult to understand where our political parties stand on the question of abortion.
The positions outlined below are drawn from the manifesto documents of political parties, official report contributions of members of political parties and statements given to the press.
Northern Ireland has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the European Union and the DUP is against easing access.
The DUP has blocked same-sex marriage using a veto meant to protect Northern Ireland's religious communities, but DUP assembly member Christopher Stalford said on Friday he did not know whether the party would be able to keep using the veto in the wake of a poor showing in regional elections in March.
They joined thousands of demonstrators who marched through central Belfast waving rainbow flags and banners saying "Love is a Human Right." The march follows a vote by the German parliament on Friday to legalize same-sex marriage.
The Republic of Ireland, long one of the most socially conservative countries in Europe, backed gay marriage in a referendum in 2015.
"It's ridiculous that we're treated differently to everyone else in these islands," said Belfast resident Sarah, who was at the march with her partner Toni.
"The DUP Dinosaurs are denying us equality and our human rights," she added, declining to give her surname.
Sinn Fein Sinn Fein oppose the introduction of the 1967 Abortion Act, which is the law on abortion in Great Britain, in Northern Ireland. However, while opposing the introduction of the 1967 Act, Sinn Fein is in favour of legislative change in Northern Ireland with regard to abortion.
Sinn Fein MLAs in 2016 voted in favour of allowing for abortion on the grounds of unborn children having life-limiting conditions and on the grounds of sexual crime.
This is a big deal for the once staunchly Catholic Republic of Ireland.