Neighbors pressure Ireland to legalize abortion

Friday, July 14, 2017
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

baby feetThere's mounting pressure from within the United Kingdom to interfere with laws in the two Irelands that protect life in the womb.

Both Ireland and Northern Ireland ban abortion via constitutional provisions.

For at least two decades, most of the pressure to legalize abortion has come from United Nations-related organizations and feminist pro-abortion groups such as International Planned Parenthood Federation.

Now the pressure is coming from within the United Kingdom.

Women in Northern Ireland sometimes fly to England to have abortions, and now England, Scotland, and Wales are paying their expenses to do so. 

Joseph Meaney of Human Life International, who lives in Paris, France, suggests that violates national sovereignty.

 “In fact, it's very interesting because, within the U.K., they have their own regional governments and a lot of autonomy,” he tells OneNewsNow. “And that’s why the Northern Irish government has managed to keep abortion out.”

There is a push against Northern Ireland to reverse course and terminate preborn babies.

 “The Republic of Ireland to the south has a beautiful pro-life law as well, and it's in their Constitution – it’s the Eighth Amendment,” he explains. “And it seems that there's a big move there to try and repeal that amendment, and have another referendum on whether they'll maintain their pro-life stance that life begins from conception, in their Constitution.”

Recently 70,000 people participated in a Rally for Life demonstration in Ireland to send the message that Ireland stands for life, not abortion.

“Save the eighth,” referring to the life-protecting Eighth Amendment, was the theme this year for the annual march.

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