Thursday, July 24, 2008

Proposals to Impose Abortion on Northern Ireland

A group of MPs headed by Diane Abbott (Labour) have tabled an amendment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill to extend Britain's Abortion laws to Northern Ireland. The people of Northern Ireland have consistently voiced their opposition to any change in the province's abortion law but some Westminster MPs would rather impose their agendas on people than respect democracy. Betty Gibson of SPUC stated:

"This attempt to impose abortion on Northern Ireland is extremist, anti-democratic and arrogant. The leaders of all four major political parties and the four main Churches right across Northern Ireland's traditional divide have written to the government and all Westminster MPs calling on them to allow the issue of abortion law to be decided by the Province's devolved government."

SPUC is offering free Little Feet badges (the international symbol of the pro-life movement) to the people of Northern Ireland to show their opposition to the amendment. It is time and gone time for Westminster to take the people of Northern Ireland seriously.