Oct 23, 2017 by HelloChristian Staff

Amnesty International Pushes For Abortion To Be Legalized In N. Ireland

Human rights group Amnesty International is pushing to legalize abortion in Northern Ireland. Despite abortion being legal on the mainland, Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK, still enforces a ban on terminations. The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission is mounting a huge legal challenge against the law, which only allows abortion if the mother's life is at risk. 

Grainne Teggart, Amnesty’s Northern Ireland campaigns manager, as gone so far as to claim that protecting unborn babies’ right to life is an “abuse” against women, according to Life News. “For generations, politicians in Northern Ireland have failed women and failed to protect their rights,” Teggart said in a statement.

“It is time for the Supreme Court to step in and do what our government has failed to do – protect the long-neglected human rights of women and girls in a part of the UK. The judges of the Supreme Court have a unique chance to put right centuries of human rights abuse.”

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