Press Release: Precious Life launch 'Repeal Section 9' Campaign


3rd December 2019

Precious Life launch 'Repeal Section 9' Campaign

Northern Ireland’s leading pro-life group Precious Life have launched the ‘Repeal Section 9’ Campaign, a major new public awareness campaign urging the people of Northern Ireland to vote only for prolife candidates in the upcoming Westminster Election. 

The Campaign was launched at Stormont Parliament Buildings today, with the major objective of putting pressure on political representatives in Northern Ireland to state their commitment to repealing the Westminster-imposed abortion law.

The legislation included in Section 9 of the Act has forced a catastrophic and extreme abortion regime onto mothers and babies in Northern Ireland against the democratic will of the electorate here. This new Campaign has been organised in response to the draconian introduction of one of the most extreme and cruel abortion laws in Europe, and urges politicians to take direct action to restore full legal protection for all unborn children.

Director of Precious Life, Bernadette Smyth said, “Overnight, on 22nd October 2019, Northern Ireland went from the safest place in Europe for unborn babies, to the most dangerous place in Europe for unborn babies. Section 9 of the Northern Ireland Executive Formation Act 2019 allows killing unborn babies, for any reason, up to the 7th month of pregnancy and killing unborn babies, with disabilities, up to the moment of birth.”

Bernadette Smyth concluded, “Before people vote on 12th December, we are urging them to contact the candidates in their constituencies and demand that if elected, they will do everything to Repeal Section 9 of the NI Executive Formation Act 2019 and restore full legal protection for all unborn babies in Northern Ireland. If a candidate cannot make this promise, then they cannot be considered a suitable candidate for Parliament, no matter how appealing their other policies may be. If a candidate is unwilling to protect the right to life of a little unborn baby, how will they respect your rights?”

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