Peers stand up for the unborn

Nov 2, 2018 by

from The Christian Institute:

Pro-life peers stood up against a new bid to impose abortion on Northern Ireland this week.

Speaking in the House of Lords on Tuesday, they argued that abortion is not a human rights matter and is for Northern Ireland to decide.

An amendment, tabled by Lord Adonis, would have effectively legalised abortion in Northern Ireland on any basis up to 28 weeks, imposing the most extreme abortion regime in the UK. It would also impose same-sex marriage on Northern Ireland.

Devolved matters

Challenging Adonis’ move, Lord Alton said, “the deliberate ending of life in the womb… is a serious issue”.

“In a Bill of such a limited and temporary nature, how can anyone reasonably suggest that an issue as contentious and sensitive as abortion should even be included for consideration?”

Abortion and same-sex marriage laws are devolved issues for Northern Ireland and peers warned that interfering would be ‘overreaching the powers of Westminster’.

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