Friday, March 1, 2013

Irish, British and European politicians defend anti abortion laws in Ireland North and South

Today a historic meeting took place today in Belfast when a coalition of MLA and Dáil elected officials met together with current British MP’s and former European MEP’s in a cross community coalition for the protection of unborn life.

The meeting took place in Northern Ireland's Parliament Buildings at Stormont.  The coalition partnership of politicians from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Britain and Europe stressed the vital importance of not decriminalising abortion in the Republic of Ireland and of upholding the 1861 Offences against the Person Act, sections 58 & 59, which prohibit abortion.

The message from the meeting of politicians was:
  • Under the 1861 Offences against the Person Act, sections 58 & 59 ban abortion in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
  • The role of Government is to uphold the Law.
  • The weakest and most vulnerable in society must not be systematically dehumanized by catchy slogans, clever marketing, slick advertising and aggressive lobbying.

John Smeaton of SPUC has reported more fully on this historic meeting in his BLOG