- Dec 10, 2019
Northern Ireland’s Catholic bishops said the introduction of abortion into the province was a “a tragic day for the unborn children who will now never bless our world with their unique and precious lives,” and called on people to hold their elected representatives “accountable” for the development.
A British member of the House of Lords is warning that Northern Ireland is about to have the most liberal abortion regime in the United Kingdom, if members of the province’s Legislative Assembly don’t put aside their differences to stop it.
An Irish bishop has made a last-ditch appeal for Northern Irish politicians to set aside their differences and stop the British government from imposing abortion on the province.
With Britain’s departure from the European Union, identity and customs checks could return to the Irish border — and with it, people fear, the enmities that caused the decades of violence.
Northern Ireland politicians should “do all in their power” to prevent the Oct. 21 imposition of legal abortion in the province by the UK Parliament, according to the bishops of Ireland.
Church leaders in Northern Ireland encouraged their political parties to quickly re-establish their self-governing institutions to stop the British government from imposing a liberal abortion law on the province.