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Aontú demands that the Taoiseach Defends the Good Friday Agreement and Stops London forcing Abortion on the North.

Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín TD raised that damage being done to the Good Friday Agreement with the Taoiseach today in the Dáil by Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis issue. He stated;

“The Issue of the Human Right to Life is a devolved issue under the Good Friday Agreement. Yet North Secretary Brandon Lewies has driven a coach and 4 through devolution and the Good Friday Agreement and sought to force extreme abortion legislation on the people of the north of Ireland against their will. Shockingly this has been done with the active lobbying of SF and the SDLP. Republicans for 200 years have stated that London has no right to legislate for any part of Ireland. Yet new SF have actively lobbied and demand that London force this law on the people of the north.

Colum Eastwood and Claire Hanna have reversed the policy of the SDLP that goes back to John Hume and they too have actively campaigned for the commissioning of this abortion legislation.

In every poll carried out in the north the majority of people have indicated that they believe that Stormont should decide abortion law. Even many of those who support abortion, believe that it is a devolved issue.

On every vote carried out in Stormont the representatives of the people of the north have voted not to damage the human right to life and introduce abortion. Even last week the representative of the people voted to reverse in part the British legislation and vote to make it illegal for abortion to be provided in on the basis that the child has a disability.

We in Aontú are in communication with our legal advisors to see of if can bring a case against the British Government to protect the GFA. But the Taoiseach as co guarantor of the Good Friday Agreement also has a responsibility to stop this shocking damage to devolution and the GFA”.

By Aontú Press | 24 March, 2021

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