It says something for the desperation of the abortion lobby that they are - yet again - resorting to lies as part of their campaign to extend the 1967 Abortion Act to Northern Ireland. According to a post on John Smeaton's blog, Diane Abbott has claimed to the British press that women in Northern Ireland are “facing conditions more reminiscent of the 19th century,” and that “[m]ost working-class women must take their chances with the backstreet abortionist.”
She offers no evidence to back up her comments, presumably because there is no evidence to support her position. Indeed, if the British media cared to challenge her comments, they would discover that the 'conditions more reminiscent of the 19th century' Ms Abbott speaks of include a health system which boasts of the lowest maternal mortality rate in the UK.
As Liam Gibson, SPUC, is quoted as saying:
“No-one in Northern Ireland voted for Diane Abbott, Evan Harris or any of the other pro-abortion extremists in Parliament and yet these MPs seem to think they are our colonial masters and that we must do as they say."
Ironically, Bernard Nathanson, the former abortion practitioner and co-founder of NARAL, has just been interviewed on the very subject of backstreet abortion. Nathanson oversaw 75,000 abortions at his U.S. clinic before the advent of ultrasound forced him to accept the horrific reality of abortion. Now a pro-life campaigner, Nathanson is quoted as saying:
"We claimed that between five and ten thousand women a year died of botched abortions. The actual figure was closer to 200 to 300 and we also claimed that there were a million illegal abortions a year in the United States and the actual figure was close to 200,000. So, we were guilty of massive deception."
This massive deception by the abortion lobby continues and must be challenged in the media and at government level. Voters in England, Scotland and Wales need to write to their MPs to expose this lie once and for all and to ask politicians such as Diane Abbott to leave Northern Ireland alone.