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27 / 03 / 2008 - DUP Leader outlines opposition to abortion ’by the back door’
DUP Leader and First Minister of Northern Ireland, Dr. Ian Paisley has today outlined his opposition to the introduction of abortion provision in-line with the mainland to Northern Ireland as an amendment to the controversial Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill due to be debated soon in the House of Commons. Dr. Paisley made the remarks in an intervention at Prime Minister’s Questions today. Speaking today (26 MARCH) Dr Paisley said,
“The members of the Northern Ireland Assembly have had an opportunity to discuss the issue of abortion recently when a debate was held on the draft abortion guidelines drawn up by the Department of Health. In that debate members from across the political spectrum expressed their opposition to the introduction of abortion to Northern Ireland on a basis similar to that on the mainland.
During my intervention at Prime Minister’s Questions I reminded the Prime Minister of the cross-party opposition expressed in Stormont to any proposals that would see the free availability of abortion in the Province and warned him that it would be wrong to use the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill as a means of achieving this through the back-door.
Already, one Liberal Democrat MP, Dr. Evan Harris who’s extremely pro-abortion and pro-euthanasia views saw him labelled “Dr. Death” in a national newspaper, has threatened to table an amendment to the Bill to enable freer availability of abortions in Northern Ireland. The government would be most unwise to accept any such amendment or to ride rough-shod over the expressed views of a majority of members of the Northern Ireland Assembly on this matter.
I and my party believe in the rights of the unborn child. We will resist any and all attempts to introduce a liberalised abortion regime here. At the time the 1967 Abortion Act was introduced, the pro-abortionists promised us it would be a panacea to solve many of society’s social ills. Looking to what forty years of abortion has produced on the mainland we can see just how false those claims where and why we should all oppose the introduction of such a regime to the Province.”
Source : www.DUP.org.uk
See also: Embryo Bill could cause ’’constitutional crisis’’ in Northern Ireland