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UK Government's intervention on abortion is wrong

Alban Maginness


Brandon Lewis's move sets a dangerous precedent for NI

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Brandon Lewis wrote to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin to invite a senior official to sit on the Northern Ireland Centenary Forum

Brandon Lewis wrote to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin to invite a senior official to sit on the Northern Ireland Centenary Forum

Brandon Lewis wrote to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin to invite a senior official to sit on the Northern Ireland Centenary Forum

Brandon Lewis, the Secretary of State, is about to lay regulations in Parliament, to directly impose the commissioning of abortion services on our own Department of Health. In this way, the UK parliament would legally compel Health Minister Robin Swann, to set up commissioned abortion services, regardless of the views of the Assembly, or the Executive.

By doing so, Lewis is prioritising the provision of abortion above other health services, such as outstanding cancer treatments, postponed because of the need to deal with the pandemic.


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