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10 / 07 / 2009 - Pro-abortion MPs in Westminster to debate “Abortion law in Northern Ireland”
Pro-abortion MPs in Westminster will hold a debate on “Abortion law in Northern Ireland” on Wednesday 15th July
The ‘Westminster Hall debate’  has been initiated by Labour MP Martin Salter.
Martin Salter recently tabled an ‘Early Day Motion’  regarding abortion law in Northern Ireland, where he welcomed the screening at Westminster of an abortion propaganda film funded by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) - the largest promoter of abortion in the world - and the FPA - a member of IPPF
Commenting on Martin Salter’s motion and debate, the Director of Precious Life, Bernadette Smyth said “Less than a week ago, thousands, including people from all across Northern Ireland, marched in the Rally for Life in Dublin to show their opposition to abortion. Last October, thousands of people attended our Rally For Life in Belfast to stand united with our politicians and churches in opposing abortion. Northern Ireland is constantly sending out a clear message that we do not want abortion imposed on us from Westminster. We want our unborn children and their mothers to remain protected from abortion.
She added, “It‘s no coincidence that this debate will take place in the week that is the traditional holiday period in Northern Ireland. I believe these pro-abortion MPs deliberately chose this time so as to minimise the possibility of participation by Northern Ireland's pro-life MPs.”
Bernadette Smyth concluded, “These pro-abortion MPs are still arrogantly ignoring the clear pro-life message from our politicians, church leaders, and our people. Once again, my message to Martin Salter and his abortion cohorts is `butt out` of Northern Ireland and stop interfering in our laws that protect our unborn children."
 Westminster Hall was opened up as a new meeting place for debates in December 1999. Westminster Hall sits alongside the main House of Commons Chamber. Sessions are open to all MPs, and presided over by a Deputy Speaker. However, unlike debates in the main Chamber, there are no votes.
 ‘Early Day Motions’ are formal motions submitted for debate in the House of Commons. However, there is very little prospect of them being debated in the main Chamber. Instead, they are used for publicising the views of individual MPs, or drawing attention to specific campaigns.