CARE defends NI’s life-affirming abortion law on BBC

25th Apr 2019 - James Mildred

After the Women and Equalities Committee at Westminster published its report into abortion law in NI, recommending MPs bypass devolution to change the law in cases of fatal foetal abnormality, CARE has defended NI’s life-affirming laws on the BBC.

Our Chief Executive, Nola Leach was quoted in this BBC story.

She said: “The issue of abortion law in Northern Ireland should be decided by the people of Northern Ireland through their elected representatives and not by MPs sitting on a Westminster committee.

"There's no doubt that the issue of access to abortion where an unborn child has been diagnosed with a life-limiting condition deemed fatal before, during or shortly after birth is hugely sensitive.

"But the proper place for a discussion about this is at the assembly in Northern Ireland."

You can also read CARE’s concerns mentioned in several other places: Belfast Telegraph, Christian Today, Thomson Reuters Foundation and our comments were also picked up in the print edition of the Belfast Newsletter.

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Read the full comments from Nola here


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