Urge the DUP to bring back Stormont to avert abortion decriminalisation
In July, the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Act was fast-tracked through Parliament supposedly to provide more time for the political parties to negotiate a deal on a return to Stormont. Yet, this legislation is now set to strip all meaningful legal protection from unborn children in the Province.
After 21 October, the existing law will be repealed and the most extreme abortion regime in western Europe will be imposed on Northern Ireland. Self-induced abortion, sex-selective abortion and use of illicit abortion drugs, before the 24th week, will not be treated as a criminal offence.
Only the restoration of devolved government before the October deadline can avert this disaster. It is up to the people of Northern Ireland to call on the pro-life Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to challenge the other parties to make the Good Friday Agreement work by restoring devolution.