Roe Vs Wade decision on abortion in US causes shockwaves in NI

Jun 25, 2022 View Original Article
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50% :Dawn McEvoy continued: "Progressive politics for the new century should be the rehumanisation of the unborn child and the revaluation of both lives in pregnancy and beyond - practical support for women with crisis pregnancies, as opposed to the default position of abortion for all."
45% :Authority to regulate abortion rests with politicians, not the courts, he wrote.
43% : "The NI Department of Health estimates over 3,000 abortions have taken place here since March 2020, when liberalisation of abortion took effect.
42% :In 2019 MPs voted to decriminalise abortion in NI over the heads of MLAs in Stormont - but whilst abortions are happening in the Province, delivery is ad hoc because they are not being co-ordinated centrally by Robin Swann's health department.
41% : The new ruling puts responsibility for abortion law into the hands of elected politicians in the US' 50 states - and is expected to pave the way for restrictions on abortion in roughly half of those.
39% :"The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision."
36% :Supreme Court Justice Alito, in the final opinion issued on Friday, wrote that Roe and Planned Parenthood v Casey, the 1992 decision that re-affirmed the right to abortion, was wrong the day it was decided and must be overturned.
35% : Amnesty International's Northern Ireland deputy director Grainne Teggart, who has been to the forefront of the successful campaign to liberalise abortion here, described the US court's decision "shameful" and "a devastating blow to women's rights".
35% : Dawn McEvoy, co-founder of pro-life group Both Lives Matter, said of the ruling: "We believe it is a public good.

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