Evangelicals in Northern Ireland have criticised the Human Rights Commission for failing to stop radical new abortion laws coming into effect next month.
Public Policy Lead at the Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland, David Smyth, called upon the commission to intervene to protect the unborn ahead of changes coming in that will make it possible for women to have an abortion up to 28 weeks in the province.
The commission said this week that the change reflected a UK Supreme Court ruling declaring NI abortion law to be contrary to a woman's right to personal and bodily autonomy.
New laws removing many existing protections for the unborn in Northern Ireland were controversially passed by Westminster MPs earlier this year and will come into force on October 22 unless Stormont is reconvened before then. ...