Welsh govt ‘hypocrites’ for free abortion move

Welsh govt ‘hypocrites’ for free abortion move Bernadette Smyth of Precious Life

A leading pro-life group has said the announcements that the Welsh and Irish governments will provide free abortions to women from the North of Ireland are a “shocking and outrageous attack” on unborn babies and the democratic process.

The Welsh government announced on November 9 that they will provide free abortions for women from the North of Ireland.

Bernadette Smyth, director of Precious Life, said: “What hypocrisy! Wales has a devolved government yet they are completely disrespecting and disregarding our devolved government in Northern Ireland. Abortion is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland.”

“Therefore, any change to our pro-life laws is for our elected representatives at Stormont to decide. However, as recently as 2016 our government voted to uphold our laws in Northern Ireland that safeguard mothers and unborn babies.”

Ms Smyth added that these attacks on Northern Irish laws show utter disrespect and disregard for democracy.