PRESS RELEASE: Precious Life prepare legal fight against radical abortion regime

Northern Ireland's leading pro-life group Precious Life, as part of their Fight-Back Campaign, are preparing a legal fight against the introduction of a radical abortion regime in Northern Ireland. The group are making it very clear that they will fight against this horrific abortion legislation that the Westminster Government is trying to force onto Northern Ireland, against the principles of devolution and our democratic process.


Precious Life's Founder and Director, Bernadette Smyth, commented: "We will not stand idly by and see a breach of the devolution settlement. Our legal team at Carlin Solicitors Belfast has already written to the new Secretary of State, Julian Smith, regarding public concern that legislation has been rushed through Westminster in the absence of proper consultation. The suggested recommendations in the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) report are very wide ranging and at odds with the democratically expressed wishes of people here and decision making by our local politicians and Judiciary."


Mrs Smyth continued, "As recently as February 2016 the Stormont Assembly voted against changing the law here. Our concern is that the CEDAW recommendations shall be unlawful and unnecessary. The Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Act 2019 states that the Regulations should be in place by March 2020. In the meantime, Precious Life will prepare a legal case against the introduction of a radical abortion regime in Northern Ireland."


She concluded, "We have a very short window of time to defeat this undemocratic and deadly law. The right to life is granted neither by judges nor politicians, but it is their duty to protect it. Recent court rulings have stated that any change to our legislation in Northern Ireland regarding abortion is a matter for the Stormont Assembly. We are urging the pro-life majority of NI to bombard their MLAs calling for them to ensure the government is reconvened by October 21st to stop the slaughter of our unborn children."

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