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Tories’ Abortion Push deletes the Human Right to Life and Undermines the GFA

Aontú Leader & Meath West TD, Peadar Tóibín, has criticised the new powers being taken by Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis to strong arm the North into accepting the extreme Westminster’s Abortion legislation and further erode the GFA.


An Teachta Tóibín: “From the outset, the imposition of abortion on the North by Westminster has been undemocratic and in complete violation of the Good Friday Agreement. This imposition was facilitated by both Sinn Féin and the SDLP. Attempts to impose radical abortion law on the North have been met with fierce resistance from every corner of society. Now, in an effort to bypass Stormont, Irish self-determination, devolution and the GFA,

The Northern Secretary is availing of new powers so he can force the Northern Health Department to expand abortion services. Many people have been shocked and disappointed by SF working hand in hand with Westminster in this circumvention of Irish democracy. They have binned 200 years of Republic ideals of Self Determination in doing so.”

“Aontú will not sit by and allow the British Government to dictate to this part of Ireland. We have stood firm in our resolve in support for the Human Right to life from the day of our foundation. We in Aontú have been speaking to our legal representatives to seek a legal route to protect devolution, the Good Friday Agreement and the lives of the weakest amongst us.”

By Aontú Press | 19 May, 2022

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