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“British Court of Appeal Permits Abortion Up Until Birth on Grounds of Down Syndrome For North of Ireland” – Cllr Doyle

Aontú Cllr Emmet Doyle has criticised the decision of the British Court of Appeal to allow abortion on the grounds of down syndrome.

Speaking today, Cllr Doyle said “It’s heart-breaking to hear that the British court of appeal has ruled in favour of allowing parliament to allow abortion on the grounds of down syndrome up until birth. In effect, this will also apply to the North of Ireland. It’s terrifying to look at countries like Iceland, where abortion has almost entirely wiped-out people with down syndrome. Other countries also show that an estimated termination rate for Down syndrome of 67 percent in the United states, 77% in France and 98% in Denmark.”

Cllr Doyle continued “In the North of Ireland there was no vote to allow abortion, polls have shown that most of the North opposed reforms to abortion laws in Ireland. West Minister pushed in laws that will result in the termination of Irish babies. It’s difficult to understand this as anything else other than a form of modern eugenics.”   

“Aontú are a human rights party, we oppose abortion as it ends the life of a human being. It disproportionately affects the poorest, those with disabilities and females. As a Nationalist party, we are disgusted that Sinn Féin and the SDLIP are supporting this Westminster sanctioned human rights abuse.  Aontú is calling on Stormont to fight against abortion in the North.” Concluded Cllr Doyle




By Aontú Press | 29 November, 2022

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