Police in Northern Ireland seized an abortion robot pro-abortion activists attempted to use to deliver dangerous abortion pills to women in Belfast, Northern Ireland — contravening its pro-life laws protecting women and unborn children.
The pro-abortion group Women on Waves attempted to contravene its pro-life laws. The pro-abortion organization claims it is breaking no laws because it is remotely operating the robots from the Netherlands. However, local news reports indicate police seized the robot before it could deliver the dangerous abortion drugs.
The incident took place outside Laganside Courthouse in Belfast on Thursday afternoon. A number of people gathered outside the court to protest against the lack of access to abortion rights in Northern Ireland. The protest was also attended by anti-abortion campaigners Precious Life.
Police had warned that pregnant women who take the abortion pills delivered by a pro-choice organisation’s ‘abortion robot’ could face charges.
The women, who would not disclose their identity or whether they were pregnant, had intended to challenge the law by taking the pills outside the courthouse.
On Wednesday PSNI detective chief superintendent Tim Mairs said it would investigate any suspected criminal offences.
Organisers of pro-Choice rally in Belfast have handed over abortion pills & mini-robot to police.
Demonstrators had planned to take pills in public.
Police approached organisers beforehand & warned them that if the robot was used to distribute the pills it could be seized. pic.twitter.com/Af6IiBig0l
— Mark Simpson (@BBCMarkSimpson) May 31, 2018
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The publicity stunt to deliver dangerous abortion drugs in Northern Ireland was a collaboration between Women on Waves, Women on Web and ROSA Northern Ireland to push Northern Ireland to legalize abortions after Ireland voted to do so. They ignore that dozens of women worldwide have been killed by the abortion pills and thousands in the United States alone have been injured according to the FDA.
“The abortion robot will mark the different legal reality for Northern Irish women, who still have to rely on to rely on new technology, like telemedicine, drones and robots that use international legal loopholes to protect their rights,” the activists claimed beforehand.
But Northern Ireland’s leading pro-life group Precious Life have denounced a plan by pro-abortion groups to deliver illegal abortions pills as a “desperate publicity stunt”. Precious Life said the plan showed “utter contempt for the law” and have called on police and Chief Medical Officer to intervene. Abortion pills – Misoprostol and Mifepristone, also known as RU486 – are poisonous substances taken together to end the life of an unborn child up to nine weeks of pregnancy, it told LifeNews.
Before the publicity stunt, Director of Precious Life, Bernadette Smyth said, “This is a desperate publicity stunt by these pro-abortion groups. Not surprisingly, they have no regard for vulnerable and defenceless unborn children, but they are showing a disturbing disregard for women’s safety, and utter contempt for the law.”
She added: “These pills are extremely dangerous and attack an already vulnerable and distressed woman’s mind and body. Even the drug’s manufacturer – Danco – has reported at least 400 adverse effects since RU486 was first approved. The developer of the drug has actually said ‘…It is an appalling psychological ordeal…’ China has also banned it due to safety concerns.”
Smyth told LifeNews yesterday about the the serious dangers of the abortion pills.
“Since 2001, at least twenty-two women worldwide have died from fatal complications including haemorrhage, toxic shock, sepsis, organ failure, and ruptured ectopic pregnancy following an early abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol. Furthermore, not only are these abortion drugs dangerous, they are also illegal. It is a criminal offence in Northern Ireland to supply or procure drugs that cause abortion,” she said.
She added, “This is another attack on our pro-life laws in Northern Ireland. These pro-abortion groups are attempting to ‘change the law by breaking the law.’ Precious Life will protest at this bus illegally giving out abortion pills. We call on Northern Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer Michael McBride to urgently issue information to women about the serious dangers of these illegal abortion pills. We also call on the PSNI to put a stop to this bus giving out illegal abortion drugs that will endanger women and kill unborn babies. A public announcement of a plan to flout the law would not be tolerated if it were related to any other criminal offence. The PSNI must intervene and do everything in their power to keep women and their unborn children safe in Northern Ireland.”
Smyth concluded, “Women in crisis pregnancies need real help and support. Abortion is never the answer. The drugs kill unborn babies, but women deserve to be fully informed of the dangers to themselves of these drugs. No flouting of the law should be tolerated. Our laws matter because every life matters.”