Tory peer fears for disabled babies if Northern Ireland abortion plans go ahead
Lord Shinkwin has told the House of Lords that plans to widen abortion access in Northern Ireland sends the message that babies with disabilities are "better off dead".
During a debate on the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill last week, MPs controversially voted to bring abortion laws in Northern Ireland into line with the rest of the UK if devolution is not restored by October 21.
At present, the 1967 Abortion Act does not extend to Northern Ireland and terminations are only permitted in the province if a woman's life is at risk or if there is a risk of permanent and serious damage to her mental or physical health. A foetal abnormality is not considered grounds for an abortion.
Such scary statistics with having the abortion bill not in place in 2016 that 52 children with Down's syndrome were born and only one aborted. In England and Wales 618 kids were aborted which has risen from 436 in 2008. This to me is distraught news with hundreds of disabled babies killed. I am not sure the stats for here in Scotland, but I can imagine it is the same kind of figures.
I have a son who is non verbal autistic and I wouldn't dream of aborting him if we knew he was disabled. Other kids at his school have various disabilities and they are amazing young people with differant personalities and parents that love them dearly.
If you are a mother or a couple going through an abortion because your child is disabled, STOP what your doing and give your child the best life ever as you parent them.