Precious Life demand police take action over illegal abortion pills in NI

Ahead of a desperate pro-abortion protest outside Belfast Laganside Courts on Thursday (31st May 2018), Precious Life wrote to Northern Ireland's Chief Constable George Hamilton to appeal to the PSNI to help combat the distribution of harmful, illegal and dangerous abortion pills by pro-abortion pressure group, ROSA.

Bernadette Smyth's letter is attached:


Dear Chief Constable George Hamilton QPM,


We are writing to you regarding plans announced by a pro-abortion group to drive an ‘

abortion pill bus’ around Northern Ireland and break the law by handing out illegal 

abortion pills tomorrow (Thursday 31st May 2018.)


Eleanor Crossey Malone of ROSA, the pro-abortion group who are organising the 

abortion pill bus has publicly announced, “About 20 of our members will travel on the 

bus on Thursday and some will take abortion pills. We will do so in defiance of the 

abortion law.”


This may be nothing more than a publicity stunt but the group is showing a disturbing 

disregard for women’s safety and wellbeing.   

Since 2001, at least twenty-two women worldwide have died from fatal complications 

including haemorrhage, toxic shock, sepsis, organ failure, and ruptured ectopic 

pregnancy after taking the abortion pills - mifepristone and misoprostol. Twelve women 

- one in Canada, eight in the United States, one in Portugal, one in Australia, and one in 

England - have died from sepsis or toxic shock syndrome. 


We are appealing to the PSNI to stop this abortion bus and question the people behind 

it, as they may be aiding and abetting women to break the law in Northern Ireland. As 

you will be aware, Section 59 of the Offences Against the Person Act makes it a criminal 

offence to supply or procure drugs to cause abortion.


A public announcement of a plan to flout the law would not be tolerated if it were related 

to any other criminal offence. We urgently ask the PSNI to intervene and do everything 

in their power to keep women and their unborn children safe in Northern Ireland. 


Yours sincerely,


Bernadette Smyth

Precious Life

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