PR: Precious Life urge action to counteract Stella Creasy's NI Abortion Bill

PR: Precious Life urge action to counteract Stella Creasy's NI Abortion Bill

Date: 24th October 2018 

Northern Ireland's leading pro-life group Precious Life have said that the people of Northern Ireland are facing another potentially catastrophic attempt by pro-abortion MPs at Westminster to impose abortion on Northern Ireland. An amendment to the “Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill” is being brought before Parliament today.

This amendment – New Clause 7 (NC7) - not only disregards devolution but also aims to create guidance which would direct senior officers of all Northern Ireland departments to act contrary to the existing pro-life law in the Province.

In response, we are urging the public to call or email your MP asking them to vote against NC7. People can call your MP at the House of Commons on 02072193000. 

Director of Precious Life Bernadette Smyth commented, "This Bill is intended to give civil servants more legal clarity to make decisions in the absence of ministers. But pro-abortion MPs are hijacking the Bill to override the democratic process in Northern Ireland and change the law on abortion. If passed, amendment NC7 in the Bill would overturn Northern Ireland’s pro-life law, which are a devolved matters for our Assembly and the people of Northern Ireland – not Westminster."

 

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