Dublin, Ireland, May 2, 2019 / 02:01 am
The leader of a new political party that spans both Ireland and Northern Ireland promised to uphold the right to life as a key value at the party's launch on Tuesday.
The new party, Aontú, is headed by Peadar Toibin, an Irish politician who was suspended from the Sinn Fein party two times for breaking with the party line on legalized abortion, which it favored.
"It is unbelievable that Aontú is the only party that stands up for the human right to life," Tóibín said at the launch of his party's manifesto, according to the BBC.
Abortion was legalized in the Republic of Ireland just last year. Abortion remains illegal in Northern Ireland, which is a part of the UK, except in cases where a mother's life is in danger.