Belfast, Northern Ireland, Aug 10, 2017 / 15:23 pm
Recent changes in U.K. politics have meant a renewed push against Northern Ireland's pro-life laws, advocates say.
"It is so incredibly important to lobby for life at this present point in time because of the stark threat to unborn children here as Northern Ireland faces a great deal of political instability," said the Northern Ireland pro-life group Precious Life.
Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster said that Northern Ireland is under pressure to change these laws. Foster said the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) – her party, which became a key part of Northern Ireland's governing coalition in the last U.K. elections – would do "everything in our power" to safeguard current laws.
Speaking to Youth for Life NI, Precious Life's youth organization, she also discussed the need to improve perinatal hospice care.