Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:-
“Sinn Fein has now embraced an abortion policy even more liberal than the GB 1967 Abortion Act, which has become a charter for abortion on demand.
“Even the 1967 Act talks about “grave permanent injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman“, but Sinn Fein has even watered that down to approving abortion where “a women’s life, health or mental health is at risk”, with no need for either grave or permanent health damage.
“Considering that the somewhat tighter wording of the 1967 Act has permitted 9 million abortions in the past 50 years, it is indisputable that Sinn Fein’s policy now throws open the floodgates to even easier abortion on demand.
“Of course, considering Sinn Fein’s IRA never had any qualms about killing either mothers or children, Sinn Fein bringing death to the womb is not a big surprise. Will this now be their latest and preposterous ‘rights based’ demand?”