High Court ruling on Northern Ireland abortion law “turns justice on its head”

Oct 4, 2019 by

from SPUC:

In a decision that “turns justice on its head” the High Court in Belfast has ruled that Northern Ireland’s abortion laws breach the UK’s human rights commitments.

The High Court judge found in favour of Sarah Ewart, a woman from Northern Ireland, who travelled to England for an abortion after she was told that her baby would die before or shortly after birth.

Justice Or Eugenics?

“This judgement effectively says that severely disabled children, with life-limiting conditions, have no right to exist,” Liam Gibson, SPUC’s Northern Ireland political officer, explains. “They can be deprived of the most fundamental human right by having their lives taken from them. This is not justice, this is eugenics.”

In making her judgement, Mrs Justice Keegan followed the opinion of four justices of the Supreme Court in London, who said last year that Northern Ireland’s ban on most abortions was incompatible with Article 8 of the European Court of Human Rights, (the right to respect for private and family life), in prohibiting abortion in cases of rape and incest and “fatal foetal abnormality”.

The 2018 case was dismissed, as the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, which brought it, had no legal standing to do so…

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See also: UK courts ‘becoming abortion activists’by Roger Kiska, Christian Legal Centre


Why is Stella Creasy shutting down debate? by Paul Embery, UnHerd

If it’s a child, Stella, why is it OK to kill it? by Will Jones, Faith and Politics:

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