Bill introduced to end abortion to birth for disabilities like Down's syndrome and cleft lipAbortion
This morning a new Bill was introduced by Paul Givan MLA in the Northern Ireland Assembly which aims to prevent abortion to birth (40+ weeks) for non-fatal disabilities such as Down's syndrome and cleft lip.
Under the Westminster-imposed abortion law in Northern Ireland, it's possible for a baby to be aborted right up to birth for having a 'serious disability'.
Mr Givan's Bill, which passed Stage One at the Assembly today, will amend the current law to make it illegal to abort to birth for non-fatal disabilities.
Speaking about the Bill, Mr Givan said:
Call to support the bill
The bill has already been backed by a number of groups such as Both Lives Matter, Right to Life UK and the Don't Screen Us Out campaign as well.
Today, CARE NI launched its Fearfully and Wonderfully Made campaign to encourage people living in Northern Ireland to support the Bill and ask their MLAs to vote for it at Stage Two in a few weeks time.