Top Irish Sports Manager Makes Anti-Abortion Statement

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Top Irish Sports Manager Makes Anti-Abortion Statement

#1  Postby devogue » Mar 06, 2013 1:43 am

A senior GAA [Gaelic Football] figure has urged all MLAs to back a plan to prevent private clinics from carrying out abortions.

In a statement, Mickey Harte, the Tyrone manager, welcomed the amendment tabled by the DUP's Paul Givan and the SDLP's Alban Maginness.

If passed, the amendment would restrict abortion to be carried out only in NHS premises in exceptional circumstances.

Mr Harte urged all MLAs opposed to the move to reconsider their position ahead of next week's vote.

Sinn Fein, the largest nationalist party, has said it is against the amendment as has Alliance MLA Anna Lo.

Mr Harte said: "Human life is the most precious gift you can receive and the most basic fundamental human right is the right to life.

"Society is defined by how it treats the most vulnerable in our community and we must do all in our power to provide the best care possible in the most difficult of circumstances.

"Every abortion that takes place is tragic for both mother and child which requires the highest level of care from our medical profession.

"This care is best found in the NHS that can be trusted, with no financial gain, to act in the best interests of both mother and child within the law that gives protection to the unborn child."

He said the amendment had his "full support".

"I would urge every assembly member to put aside normal party political differences and join as one on this issue that unites all of our people."


Full article:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-21664400

Interesting to see a figure from the world of sport take a very public stance on this issue.
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#2  Postby McNulty » Jan 01, 2014 10:05 am

Fair play to the guy, good to see someone opposing the loony left for a change.
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#3  Postby Pebble » Jan 01, 2014 10:33 am

How does supporting the most vulnerable in society become a right wing policy? Preventing the vulnerable from controlling their own destiny and then expecting them to live with the consequences of your restrictions on their freedom - seems fairly standard right wing behavior, but this is not protection.
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#4  Postby McNulty » Jan 02, 2014 3:26 am

I am just glad to see someone opposing the liberal sheep, more of that is needed nowadays.
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