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London, Stop trying to impose Abortion on the People of the North

The British Government has for the time being withdrawn the Abortion Regulations 2020. Following the undemocratic decision to impose abortion upon the North by the British government with the acquiescence of Sinn Féin and the leadership of the SDLP, many people of the North of Ireland have protested vigorously the deregulation of the Right to Life unborn children. Aontú Foyle Cllr Dr Anne McCloskey stated;

“Aontú have been leading the charge against the imposition of abortion on demand in the North by the British Government. Whilst the response to Covid-19 has been one where the focus has been on saving lives and protecting our most vulnerable, it is abhorrent that the British parliament in conjunction with Sinn Féin and the SDLP leadership  would attempt to railroad through regulations – amidst a pandemic – to take the lives of society’s most vulnerable – the unborn”.

“The withdrawal of the regulations is not the end though – it is expected to that redrafted regulations will be soon submitted for a vote. Section 9 of the North of Ireland Act is still in place legalising abortion in the North. Though this effort may have been defeated, the desire to impose an extreme, abortion regime upon the North is still exists in London. Aontú was proud to support of efforts to defeat these regulations”.

Cllr Dr McCloskey notes that “the message is still not getting through to the SDLP, Sinn Féin, and the British Government – only the people of the north of Ireland have a right to decide this law. This is a devolved issue. London has no right to impose this extreme regime on the north against the wishes of the people of the north. The facilitation of London in this by Sinn Fein and the SDLP is in contraction to any definition of self-determination. This undermines any logic to their claim to be Irish Republicans”.

By Aontú Press | 10 May, 2020

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