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Abortion is not a compassionate response to fatal disability

15 October 2013

Sarah Ewert contacted the BBC after travelling to England to have an abortion

Abortion is not a compassionate response to cases of fatal disability in unborn children, says SPUC in Northern Ireland.

SPUC Northern Ireland was responding to the case of Sarah Ewert, a woman who contacted the BBC to say that the law on abortion in Northern Ireland had forced her to travel to England to abort a child diagnosed with anencephaly.

Liam Gibson, SPUC Northern Ireland's development officer, commented: "Abortion is not a compassionate response to the diagnosis of fatal disability. Babies with fatal disabilities are no less human than other children and share the same right to life as all other human beings. [SPUC, 9 October]

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