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House of Lords votes in favour of the Northern Ireland abortion regulations

15 June 2020

Tonight, Members of the House of Lords have voted in favour of the UK Government's Northern Ireland abortion regulations. In total, voted for the regulations, while voted against. In total, 355 Peers voted for the regulations and 77 voted against.

CARE’s response

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We believe both lives in a pregnancy matter

CARE’s Chief Executive, Nola Leach, said: “Members of the House of Lords have tonight voted for regulations that directly discriminate against people with disabilities.

“Not only that, but Peers have also voted for regulations that were rejected by a majority in the Northern Ireland Assembly only a few weeks ago.

“The people of Northern Ireland do not want these regulations, according to recent polling.

"It is noteworthy that not a single NI speaker during the debate was in favour of the regulations.

“We have consistently argued that, with the Northern Ireland Assembly now restored, the matter of abortion law in Northern Ireland should be handed back to the Assembly.

“Peers have voted against devolution tonight and we would urge MPs to carefully recognise the strength of feeling in Northern Ireland and reject the regulations later this week.

“Both lives matter in every pregnancy. MPs need to consider that, by voting for these regulations, the message they are sending to the people of Northern Ireland is that unborn babies have no value, particularly unborn babies who have disabilities.”
Nola Leach CEO of CARE

Stand with us and ask your MP to reject the regulations

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Help us save lives by emailing your MP

MPs are expected to vote on the regulations on Wednesday 17 June. Please email your MP and ask them to reject these dangerous and unwarranted regulations.



In any pregnancy, both the woman and preborn baby have inherent value and dignity, by virtue of being made in the image of God. CARE is passionately pro-woman and pro-life.

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