CNA Staff, Mar 22, 2021 / 13:00 pm
Catholic bishops on Monday strongly criticized plans to impose “extreme and discriminatory” abortion services in Northern Ireland.
In a March 22 statement, the five bishops expressed deep concern at the British government’s intention to legislate further on the provision of abortion in Northern Ireland.
“What Westminster seeks to impose, against the clear will of a majority of people here, is a law which blatantly undermines the right to life of unborn children and promotes an abhorrent and indefensible prejudice against persons with disabilities, even before they are born,” they said.
The statement was signed by Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, Bishop Noel Treanor of Down and Connor, Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry, Bishop Larry Duffy of Clogher, and Armagh auxiliary Bishop Michael Router.