Please respond to the government consultation on the new abortion law in Northern Ireland
The law on abortion in Northern Ireland is changing, and the proposed changes will make it even easier to get an abortion here than in the rest of the UK. The purpose of the consultation is for the people of Northern Ireland to give their views to help the government define the finer terms of the new abortion law.
It is important that as many Christians as possible respond to the consultation in a way that will try to protect life and mitigate the extremes of the new legislation. There will be plenty of other people using this consultation to try and make it as easy as possible to have an abortion.
Why should you care? In England and Wales in 2018 there were 205,295 abortions. 97.7 of these were categorised as due to the 'mental health' of the mother, i.e. the baby was healthy. There were 633,333 births in England and Wales in 2018, so thats 1 in 4 pregnancies got aborted. The proposed legislation will make it even easier to get an abortion in N.I.
The deadline for responding to the consultation is Mon 16th December at 11:45pm. To help you fill it in please consider the following.
- Watch the Evangelical Alliance complete the consultation live on Facebook at 7:30 on Monday 9th.
- Get more information on the consultation at Reimagining Faith including a link to the actual consultation
- Join us in the Bell Room at 8pm on Wednesday evening when we will help you complete it. Feel free to bring your laptop.
- Please consider the consultation prayerfully, and especially think how Christians can give a better option so that vulnerable people don't feel that abortion is their only way. Please see Both Lives Matter for more information.