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Brandon Lewis’ new NI abortion powers pose a major threat to the union

Intervention from Westminster on this devolved matter is unwelcome by many in Northern Ireland and sets a dangerous precedent for devolution.

It is over a year since one of Europe’s most radical abortion regimes were imposed on Northern Ireland. Now the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has given himself sweeping new powers to enable him to force an expansion of abortion access on Northern Ireland.

This is despite 100% of all Northern Ireland MPs who took their seats in Parliament having voted against these powers. Moreover, this was introduced to address a time when there was no functioning Assembly.

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