Abortion involves the killing of a baby and is not simply a “medical process”, a member of the House of Lords has said.
Baroness O’Loan powerfully outlined the grim reality of abortion as she challenged efforts to impose the practice on Northern Ireland.
She said that far from oppressing women, the current protection against abortion “brings freedom”.
Lady O’Loan, a crossbench Peer, said the House of Lords needs to be “very clear that abortion is not a painless, clean, medical process”.
“A baby will be killed in the womb through medication, have poison injected into its heart so that it is born dead, or it might just be born alive, as are an average of 30 babies each year in England and Wales, and left to die.”
the House of Lords needs to be ‘very clear that abortion is not a painless, clean, medical process’.
She told the chamber that “neither I nor hundreds of thousands of people in Northern Ireland feel oppressed, down-trodden or deprived of equality—far from it”.
“We think that our law brings freedom to mothers and their children, and we seek to support them.”
The House of Lords was debating the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill, which MPs are using to impose same-sex marriage and abortion on the Province.
The changes will come into effect if there is no devolved government in place by 21 October.
neither I nor hundreds of thousands of people in Northern Ireland feel oppressed, down- trodden or deprived of equality—far from it.
Criticising the procedure for change, Lady O’Loan said, “there has been no White Paper, no Green Paper, no consideration of the impact of the provision, no consultation”.
Peers passed the Bill without a vote at Second Reading, and will complete their consideration next week.