The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has launched a petition calling on Prime Minister Theresa May to condemn attacks on Northern Ireland MPs who oppose abortion and same-sex marriage.
The petition quoted Liam Gibson, SPUC’s Northern Ireland Development Officer, above, as saying:
The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is solidly pro-life and has consistently voted to defend all human life, not only in Northern Ireland, but at Westminster and in Europe as well.
They have also defended marriage as the lifelong union of a man and a woman. This position reflects the views of the overwhelming majority of people in Northern Ireland as well as a solid block of opinion in Britain.
According to this report, Labour MP Jo Stevens tweeted that a pact with the DUP was “chilling” after it was suggested it might spark a debate on abortion among the Conservative party.
Northern Ireland has steadfastly resisted every effort to implement the legalisation of abortion which would inevitably result in a slaughter of innocent babies. That’s why Northern Ireland MPs whose support Theresa May needs to form a government are under such unremitting attack by the pro-abortion lobby right now.
This petition will give people the opportunity to send a message to the Prime Minister urging her to stand up to the bullies and the bigots seeking to demonise anyone who rejects the social policies which have led to the killing of over 8.7 million unborn children under the Abortion Act in Britain.
Headlines have included:
A government that includes the DUP is profoundly bad news for women.
A British Pregnancy Advisory Service spokeswoman said that:
Ten MPs with quite frankly extremist views on abortion must not be allowed to threaten an area of healthcare that 1 in 3 women will need in their lifetime.
SPUC CEO John Smeaton added a defiant message:
The pro-life and pro-family citizens of Britain and Northern Ireland will not be silenced by the vicious attacks on the pro-life and pro-family values of Northern Ireland MPs who are currently in the spotlight as Theresa May seeks to form a government with their support.