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Is O'Neill's SF still an anti-abortion party?


With Michelle O'Neill's appointment to the northern leadership of Sinn Fein, there is a strong possibility that the next First and Deputy First Ministers will both be women.

Arlene Foster says she is standing up to sexism and misogyny, while SF claim to be fighting for equality. Yet neither of them - and none of the main parties - support a woman's right to choose. In 1967, abortion rights were won by women in Britain and beyond. Half-a-century on, women here continue to be criminalised for exercising control over their own bodies.

How can Sinn Fein claim to stand up for equality when they support this continuing injustice?

Martin McGuinness said clearly that Sinn Fein is "an anti-abortion party" in 2013. Does Michelle O'Neill stand by this statement?

Sinn Fein's new leader must choose which side she's on - real progress or continued denial of rights.


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