Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

More deaths under new abortion laws than in Nazi Holocaust - DUP's Wells

Stella Creasy in the House of Commons on Monday afternoon  Credit Stella Creasy in the House of Commons on Monday afternoon Credit
Sammy Stanley | 10 June, 2018, 16:21

The appeal judges said the law in Northern Ireland should be left to the Stormont Assembly and not judges, saying the complex moral and religious questions behind the issue should be determined by a legislature rather than a court.

The UK's highest court dismissed the latest bid to liberalize Northern Ireland's highly restrictive abortion law on Thursday.

But a majority of the judges also found that the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission had no legal standing to bring its challenge against the laws as they dismissed it on a technicality.

Current restrictions force women to either travel to the Great Britain to receive treatment (which over 1,000 women and girls do each year), risk prosecution for procuring illegal online abortion pills, or continue their pregnancies against their wishes and in violation of their rights.

The court heard from numerous women who had been victims of the near-total abortion ban in Northern Ireland.

Abortion laws were relaxed in the rest of the U.K in 1967, but that legislation was never applied in Northern Ireland, which had its own parliament between the partition of Ireland in 1921 and the imposition of direct rule from London 50 years later. One group of activists drove around Northern Ireland distributing abortion pills.

"All seven judges have also made clear that they would not have allowed abortion on the grounds of a serious malformation of the unborn child".

This surely means the UK Government must now act to change the law.

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Supreme Court Justice Mance held that the "present legislative position in Northern Ireland is untenable" and "clearly needs radical reconsideration".

Anyone who unlawfully carries out an abortion could be jailed for life.

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said that abortion is a devolved matter and should only be dealt with by the Northern Ireland Assembly, which is now suspended.

"I don't think he's too far wrong". United Kingdom lawmakers held an emergency debate on the issue on Tuesday.

Jim Wells claimed the numbers murdered by the Nazis in concentration camps were comparable to the number of terminations since abortion laws were relaxed in England, Scotland and Wales.

Lord Kerr stated that the answer to the breaches of human rights could be achieved through an amendment to the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 and the Criminal Justice Act (NI) 1945.

The referendum reignited a debate about Northern Ireland's law, with some calling for reform while others - including the biggest party, the Democratic Unionist Party - remain opposed to changing the law.

"Women have been criminalised when they find themselves in very, very hard circumstances, so we welcome that debate but clearly we need to see legislative change here in the north".

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