Press Release - Precious Life call for MLAs to Urgently Repeal "Inhumane and Barbaric" Abortion Law following Publication by Conservative Government
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Precious Life call for MLAs to Urgently Repeal "Inhumane and Barbaric" Abortion Law following Publication by Conservative Government
Date: 25 March 2020
Northern Ireland’s leading pro-life organisation Precious Life has called on MLAs to Repeal this inhumane and barbaric abortion regime as soon as possible through their prominent ‘Repeal Section 9’ Campaign, which has gathered thousands of signatures from concerned NI citizens. Precious Life also urged the Department of Health in Northern Ireland to prioritise dealing with the Coronavirus crisis and not sacrifice time or resources, necessary for saving lives during this pandemic, to instead ending lives of unborn children at putting women at risk through an extreme abortion regime.
Director and Spokesperson for Precious Life, Bernadette Smyth, said today:
“Despite the fact that Stormont has returned and the UK is in the middle of the Coronavirus crisis, the UK Government are proceeding with imposing an extreme abortion regime on Northern Ireland on 31st March 2020.
It is horrifying to learn that one of the most permissive, extreme and inhumane abortion regimes will be introduced to Northern Ireland by the Conservative Government by next week (March 31st). This is in spite of the fact that our elected representatives returned to Stormont in January and the UK has been brought to its knees by the Coronavirus pandemic. Right in the middle of a national crisis, when people in Northern Ireland and across the world are uniting under the shared understanding that all human life is precious and must be protected, the Conservative Government are still intent on killing and destroying innocent and vulnerable human life in Northern Ireland.
In light of today’s announcement, we are renewing our calls for MLAs to bring forward legislation to REPEAL this inhumane and barbaric legislation immediately to protect the lives of children and women in Northern Ireland. We are also calling on MLAs to confirm that the Department of Health in Northern Ireland will prioritise dealing with the ongoing Coronavirus crisis and not divert any time and resources, which are critical to saving lives during this crisis, to instead introducing this horrifying abortion regime to Northern Ireland.
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