Abortion Decriminalisation Bill Does Not Carry Any Weight in the Court of Public Opinion or in Current Law
Today, Diana Johnson MP tabled a Ten Minute Rule Bill which called for the full decriminalisation of abortion across England and Wales. MP’s were very much divided on the issue and the Bill was narrowly passed by 172 to 142.
Mark Baillie in the Belfast Telegraph speaking about Abortion and NI Election
Mark Baillie, CARE for Northern Ireland's Policy Officer wrote a letter to The Belfast Telegraph urging voters to consider candidate's and parties' stances on abortion before casting their vote in the Northern Ireland Election in March. Mark wrote:
Launch of Both Lives Matter: This is Compassion and Justice in Action
I can speak for everyone involved in the Both Lives Matter event yesterday in giving our sincere thanks to everyone who came along - we had a brilliant time!
Do Both Lives Matter? NI Human Rights Festival event offers fresh perspective on abortion debate
There really couldn’t be a more appropriate time or place to contemplate the rights of the mother and the unborn child than the NI Human Rights Festival, taking place 4-10th December in venues across Northern Ireland.
Ford Must Give Public and Experts a Voice on Abortion Bill Through Consultation
Alliance MLA David Ford has introduced a bill to the Northern Ireland Assembly today seeking to liberalise the law on abortion if the unborn child will be born with a ‘fatal foetal abnormality’ – a term which is misleading, there is no medical defini
Nola Leach speaks to Christian Today
Nola Leach, CARE's CEO, speaks to Christian Today about the problems posed by Nicola Sturgeon's plans for Scotland to offer free abortions to Northern Irish women. Nola warns that the proposals offer a "very disturbing constitutional precedent".
Mark Baillie quoted in The Belfast Telegraph & The Irish Catholic
Mark Baillie, our Northern Ireland Policy Officer spoke out this week about a flawed petition that Amnesty International is using in order to sway the Northern Ireland Assembly to change their abortion laws.
Flawed petition is being used to sway NI Assembly to change Abortion Laws
Green Party Deputy Leader, Claire Bailey MLA today has submitted an Amnesty International petition of 45,000 signatures to the Northern Ireland Assembly. This petition calls for major changes to Northern Ireland’s abortion laws.
Mark Baillie in the Belfast Telegraph
Mark Baillie, Policy Officer for Northern Ireland, spoke out about an upcoming academic debate on abortion hosted by The Northern Ireland Assembly, which features only pro-choice panelists and fails to offer a pro-life perspective.
Lord Shinkwin’s Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill receives Second Reading
Last Friday, 21 October Lord Shinkwin’s Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill received its Second Reading in the House of Lords.