Skip to comments.Northern Ireland considers allowing killing disabled unborn babies: pro-lifers condemn
Posted on 08/19/2014 3:05:33 PM PDT by Morgana
Northern Irelands leading pro-life group, Precious Life, has condemned this week's announcement by Justice Minister David Ford that a consultation on changing the abortion law will be "ready by autumn." The government is considering allowing the killing of pre-born babies suspected of being disabled and those conceived through rape or incest.
Abortion is a serious criminal offence in Northern Ireland, said the director of Precious Life, Bernadette Smyth. The law here protects unborn babies, and David Ford as Minister for Justice must ensure that all children are legally protected."
Last December, Ford revealed he would be undertaking a consultation to consider changes to the law after he heard the stories of two women, who complained that they had not been allowed to abort their babies who had been diagnosed with anencephaly. Instead, they said, they had traveled to Britain for abortions.
Abortion was refused under Northern Irelands laws because the diagnosis of anencephaly for the child poses no medical threat to the mother.
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On Monday Ford told the BBC that the Department of Justice would bring forward its consultation paper on changing Northern Ireland's abortion laws by the fall.
However, Smyth warned that the core ethical principle which must underpin this discussion is that every child deserves the right to life regardless of how short their life may be, and regardless of the circumstances of their conception."
She vowed that Precious Life will launch a public campaign in support of the life of all unborn babies.
We all feel enormous sympathy for parents in these traumatic and distressing cases," Precious Life stressed in a statement. "But parents in these difficult situations deserve much more than our sympathy they need a professional support system in place, which will provide them with help, support and resources.
"Precious Life are resolved to work towards a solution that loves and protects both mother and baby. Once again we call on the Health Minister to immediately establish perinatal hospice services for parents who have received a poor or difficult prenatal diagnosis for their baby, said Smyth.
Justice Minister David Ford Department of Justice Stormont Estate Belfast, Northern Ireland BT4 3SG Phone:(028) 9076 3000 Email: via website (http://www.dojni.gov.uk/contact-us.htm)
Again, the most “Catholic” nations/states tend to be the most Leftist. Strange correlation.
A logical extension of the death lover’s desires.
Hope you don’t mind FW, but N Ireland is mostly Prod, think it was 60 to 40% Prod last time I was there..
Not that it matters much as there is no justification in killing babies
I fear the day is coming when disabled children of every age will be at risk of execution.
Are they trying to make Hitler proud with eugenics?
“Suspected of being disabled?” Please, somebody tell me I didn’t just read that. BTT
You did. St. Patrick pray for us.
The USA is still majority “Prod” too, even though it’s less of that number. Problem?
I’m speaking of the heritage of Ireland in general. And 50% of the population is still very Catholic.
The states with protestant state churches are no better. In fact, perhaps the one thing that has slowed the secularization of America is the fact that religion is marketed for a lot of people, and there is no official state sponsored church.
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I;m sorry but I am confused.
Are you meaning N Ireland which is British or Ireland, and I;m sorry again but I;m not sure what you mean heritage when it comes to religion.
sadly it seems the way the west is going Hitler would be proud of what he would see today.
It’s just plain sick. Even kids with disorders like down syndrome or phenylkenuria deserve a chance at life.
He has lou gehrig’s, which I am not sure you can screen pre birth for. Down Syndrome, however, you can.
Down syndrome and spina bifida are the main reasons abortion exists today. Its the two ones they screen for and the two ones parents cringe when they hear they have a pregnancy with.
I’m shocked to hear women say “get ‘it’ out of me” when they have a baby with downs inside of them. Same with another deformed baby.
Not the case if they are just having an abortion for other reasons. The baby is never an “it”.
Well that didn’t take long. Didn’t they just legalize abortion last year?