SPUC is backing calls by Christopher Stalford, a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for South Belfast, to reverse the legalisation of abortion on demand in the Province. The call came after it was revealed that more than one thousand children were aborted since regulations were introduced last year.
In response to a question from Mr Stalford about abortion statistics, the Department of Health said 1091 abortions took place under the new regulations since March 2020.
The Department’s response to Mr Stalford’s question reads;
“Since the Abortion (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020 came into force on 31 March 2020 the Department of Health has received 1091 notifications of termination”.
Commenting on the figure, Mr Stalford’s office told SPUC:
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“We warned of the potential scale of abortion in Northern Ireland prior to this legislation being introduced. There is nothing like a majority in favour of this regime imposed upon us by a Labour MP from a London constituency. However, eleven months on, it is now clear that the number has exceeded the forecasts. In this pandemic, we have quite rightly, championed the protection of life. At the same time, we have witnessed the ending of the life of 1091 unborn babies.
“This is a very sad statistic and something that as a society we need to do everything in our power to reverse. I will continue to stand up for the right to life,” said Mr Stalford.
“A staggering death toll”
Philip Lynn, SPUC’s Northern Ireland Development Officer said: “The death toll is staggering, at a time when we are told that the NHS is struggling to cope with a major pandemic somehow the resources are found to effect the wholesale slaughter of unborn children.
“This number stands as an indictment of our political institutions and their failure to protect the most vulnerable members of the human family. It should galvanise both the public and our politicians to end the killing of unborn children. I would urge people to sign our petition to repeal Section 9 of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation Etc) Act with immediate effect,” said Mr Lynn.
Anyone wishing to sign the petition should go to https://www.spuc.org.uk/Get-Involved/Campaigns/Repeal