Pro-Life MPs hit back
Pro-Life MPs hit back
The ultra-extreme abortion law forced on Northern Ireland by the (not at all) Conservative regime of Boris Johnson came under fierce fire from pro-life MPs during a Commons debate last week. Pro-life politicians from across the United Kingdom rallied in defence of unborn children.
Westminster’s Herod’s Law will impose abortion with ‘unrestricted access…available without conditionality’ which will permit abortions based on factors such as the sex of the baby.
Politicians addressed the House with strong pro-life speeches raising multiple concerns regarding the infamous act.
Jim Shannon, DUP MP said: “The people of Northern Ireland do not want us to do this. Some 20,000 people — rich and poor, Protestant and Catholic, young and old — stood together at Stormont, rising above political opinion, religious divide and any other consideration, to beg this place not to do this awful thing. Yes, protect women, yes, find a better way, but abortion on demand taking place every two minutes night and day, as on the mainland, is not what we need in Northern Ireland. Some 100,000 people live today because of the legislation in Northern Ireland. We do not have to introduce this radical change.”
Carla Lockhart, a newly elected Democratic Unionist MP used her maiden speech to call for a repeal of the abortion law. Ms Lockhart said: “I want today to make the point to this House, on behalf of the many thousands of people across Northern Ireland who take a pro-life stance, that we want to repeal section 9 with immediate effect… I want a society in Northern Ireland that values life, and I want to see services that will help women choose life.
“We want to see a perinatal palliative care centre, a maternal mental health unit and better childcare services, and that is my ask of this Government. Help us create a culture of choosing life, as opposed to killing an innocent little baby.”
Lisa Cameron rejected her far-left Scottish National Party’s usual pro-death stance as she spoke of her concerns that the abortion regime would have on people with Down’s syndrome and their families: “I have been contacted by the Don’t Screen Us Out community, who are particularly concerned about the scope of the regulations and the impact on families with Down’s syndrome children.”
Fiona Bruce, Conservative MP said: “Law change has been imposed on Northern Ireland by a coalition of MPs representing seats in England, Scotland and Wales. I think that is inappropriate and wrong.”