January 19, 2017
Precious Life have welcomed the shelving of David Ford’s abortion bill which sought to target seriously ill unborn babies.
With the collapse of the Stormont Assembly, and elections likely to follow, MLAs will not be able to consider the changes proposed by Mr Ford’s private member's bill.
Bernadette Smyth of Precious Life said that one consequence of Stormont’s collapse was the shelving of a bill which sought to legalise abortion of unborn babies with life-limiting disabilities, right up to the moment of birth.
“Of course, it is very unfortunate that Stormont has been brought to a halt following the deputy first minister’s resignation earlier this week, but the pro-life majority are thankful that David Ford’s abortion bill is now ‘dead’.
“Yes, a lot of hard work lies ahead with a general election just around the corner, but Precious Life are ready to launch a massive province-wide ‘Vote for Life’ campaign to ensure that the people of NI vote only for pro-life candidates and those who are pro-abortion will not be elected.
“We are hopeful that the newly elected government will uphold, respect, and protect the rights of every citizen, born and unborn. We are hopeful that perinatal hospice care services will be implemented in every hospital throughout Northern Ireland and women whose unborn babies have been diagnosed with life-limiting disabilities will finally receive the care and support they need. Women and their babies deserve better than abortion,” she said.