Anti-abortion farce takes over Assembly

How sad and how typical it is that local parties are uniting to impose an unnecessary ban on a non-existent threat.

The Marie Stopes clinic has said it will carry out medical, not surgical, procedures only up to nine weeks gestation and only within the existing legal framework of private abortions.

They have made it clear they must operate within the NI legal framework and ” want to be regulated.”

Fiddling while the place is burning  is becoming the Assembly’s speciality.   Like the political responses to the flegs dispute, this piece of cross community cant is no more than a displacement activity for failing to get their heads around real issues like community relations and education.


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