Defend Democratic Process in Northern Ireland
24 October 2018
The latest desperate attempt by pro-abortion MPs to foist their views on abortion on Northern Ireland is taking place today as an amendment to the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill. The proposal under New Clause 7, NC7, would not only offend against the proprieties of the devolved settlement but aims to create guidance directing senior officers of all Northern Ireland departments to act contrary to the existing law in the Province.
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, SPUC, is urging MPs to vote against NC7.
Liam Gibson, Northern Ireland Officer for SPUC commented, “This attempt to by-pass the democratic process and overrule devolution makes a mockery of the Bill which is intended to help reinstate the devolved institutions. The devolved governance of Northern Ireland is crucially important. We do not need and do not want politicians who are not accountable to the people here, dictating to us about matters which have rightly been devolved to Stormont. Abortion is an emotive issue and one that elicits strong opinions. That makes it even more important that it is addressed by our own elected representatives.
For more information, please contact Liam Gibson, SPUC’s NI development officer on:
Or John Deighan, SPUC deputy CEO on 07802739265