October 21, 2019

Northern Ireland to be Forced to Adhere to Westminster Discriminatory Abortion Law

Baby with mild cleft lip before corrective surgery
Credit: Justin Walther / Flickr
A Westminster law legalizing discriminatory abortions against children with disabilities will be forcefully passed in Northern Ireland on October 22 unless the Northern Irish government reconvenes before then. Pro-life advocates in the UK are concerned that the legislation will cause children with even simple innocuous conditions like cleft lip or palate to face abortion. It is similarly legal to abort a child due to a cleft lip in the United States.

The government of Northern Ireland is not expected to reconvene before the October 22 deadline. The people of Northern Ireland were not represented in the legislation of this law, and disabled children will die as a result of what many would consider tyranny. Click here to read more.