Wednesday 29 August 2012

SPUC defends Northern Ireland politician over abortion controversy

Jim Wells MLA
SPUC defends Northern Ireland politician over abortion controversy
SPUC has defended Jim Wells, a Northern Ireland politician, over his opposition to abortion in all circumstances, including after rape. In a letter to The Belfast Telegraph, Liam Gibson's SPUC's Northern Ireland developement officer, wrote: "Attacks on Jim Wells MLA for defending unborn children ignore the reality of abortion ... Rape is traumatic, but to argue that aborting a child conceived through rape undoes that trauma ignores that abortion, too, is an act of violence. Of 200,000 babies aborted in Britain annually, less than 1% are conceived through rape ... Today, Spuc is proud to work with Jim Wells and other politicians who believe a child's right to exist does not depend on the circumstances of his, or her, conception. [Belfast Telegraph, 29 August]

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