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CLLR DENISE MULLEN: SDLP Leader Demanding The Imposition Of Abortion From London

Aontú Deputy Leader & Cllr for Mid Ulster, Denise Mullen, has criticised in the strongest possible terms the lobbying efforts of SDLP Leader Column Eastwood to impose abortion upon the North of Ireland.

Cllr Mullen:

“Abortion has never been accepted in the North, rather it has been imposed upon the North. Westminster with the aid of Sinn Féin and the SDLP Leader have sought to impose abortion on the North. This was in complete violation of the Good Friday Agreement and the Hillsborough Castle Agreement. Following the continued resistance of the North to the proposed imposition, Westminster is looking to empower the Northern Secretary to impose abortion on the North despite the opposition from Stormont.

Shockingly the SDLP Leader Column Eastwood, Deputy Leader of the Alliance Party Stephen Farry, and SDLP MP Claire Hanna have written a letter to the Minister for Health demanding that abortion services to be commissioned in the North.

After a Bill to prohibit disability based abortions has just passed second stage in Stormont and after a year of our Health Services working non-stop to save life, it is the priority of the SDLP Leader to push for the ending of lives without the consent of the people.”

“This is shocking carry on from Column Eastwood, and another departure from his party’s long tradition of standing for human rights and the most vulnerable. These actions are what forced myself and others to leave the party, if the SDLP Leader continues down this road, more and more will leave.”

By Aontú Press | 23 March, 2021

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