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Abortion campaigners are now using changes to abortion law in Alabama (and the controversy built around the many myths that are being circulated about that law) to increase pressure on MPs in Westminster to impose an extreme abortion regime on Northern Ireland along with introducing the same extreme changes to abortion legislation in England and Wales.
This is despite the fact that recent polling in the UK show that the majority of the population want to introduce more protections for unborn children, not fewer. 70% of women surveyed wanted to see a reduction in the upper limit for abortions. Indeed, 59% of women overall wanted to see the upper limit for abortions to be reduced to 16 weeks.
In contrast, only 1% of the general population and wanted to see abortion made legal up until birth. This extremist position is exactly what many in the abortion lobby are pushing for, and, depending upon how the law is interpreted, would be the result of the total ‘decriminalisation’ of abortion.
When it comes to the question of where any decision on changes to abortion laws in Northern Ireland should be made, polling shows two-thirds of women in Northern Ireland (and 70% of 18-34 year olds) believe that the law on this issue should be a decision for the people of Northern Ireland and their elected representatives, and is not for Westminster to decide.
In Northern Ireland, the right to life of the unborn remains protected by law, and due the devolution of powers, Northern Ireland remains in control of its own abortion laws, without the Government in Westminster being able to impose its own abortion agenda there.
However, the abortion lobby are now apparently attempting to ride roughshod over this settlement and impose its own ideas about abortion onto a region which has consistently rejected it. This bold move is also an attack on the rights of the people of Northern Ireland to decide their own fate on this issue.
The abortion lobby are using the new law in Alabama as a springboard to force abortion on Northern Ireland and have managed to get social media influencers and celebrities to promote their email function online and MPs are receiving a very high volume of emails on this issue.
It is very important that MPs get emails on this issue from their pro-life constituents today, so that we can demonstrate that a large group of their constituents want them to respect devolution and oppose any moves to introduce abortion to Northern Ireland.
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