Sinn Fein call for more babies to be killed by abortion in Northern Ireland
Sinn Féin has said it will bring a proposal to the NI Executive this week to have abortions in Northern Ireland.
In April 2020, health trusts began killing unborn babies under the new law forced on Northern Ireland from Westminster. Health Minister Robin Swann said that wider commissioning of abortions by the Department of Health was the responsibility of more than one Stormont department - and so required executive approval.
Sinn Féin Party leader Mary Lou McDonald and Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey (also Sinn Féin) said this was "totally unacceptable."
Hargey intends to bring a proposal on the matter to the Executive this week to ensure more babies are killed.
The planned motion from Sinn Féin comes after the DUP proposed a new law that would prevent abortions in cases where unborn babies have disabilities. The current law allows these babies to be killed up to the moment of birth for conditions such as Down's syndrome and cleft palate.
The Severe Fetal Impairment Bill, brought by Paul Givan MLA, passed its second stage by 48 votes to 12 on Monday (15th March).
Sinn Fein - who support killing babies up to birth for any reason - refused to vote on the Bill
It will now go forward for scrutiny at Stormont's health committee.