Cllr Denise Mullen: SDLP’s Professed Support for People with Disabilities is Irreconcilable with their Westminster Vote for Disability-Selective AbortionAontú Deputy Leader Cllr Denise Mullen has hit out the SDLP’s professed support for people with disabilities, and how it is irreconcilable with the party’s pro-abortion stance on Unborn Children with Disabilities.
“This week the SDLP promoted social media posts purporting that “#DisabledPeople’s rights matter” but how can this apparent support for people with disabilities be made in all good conscience by the SDLP? SDLP MP Claire Hanna voted for abortion laws that would discriminate against unborn children with disabilities. Then Colum Eastwood and Claire Hanna voted to impose the Tory’s extreme abortion regimen on the North. The party also stormed out of Stormont over a debate an abortion, whilst also losing Cllrs over their adopted stance. Lip service to people with disabilities cannot be squared away against consciously voting for an abortion regimen which would allow for a child to be aborted on the basis of a disability. That is the equivalent of praising palliative care, whilst voting for euthanasia. It cannot be had both ways.”
“This tone-deaf tweet is just another indicator of how far the party has travelled from the principles of John Hume and a reminder of how the party has turned its back on the Human Right to Life.”