Northern Ireland Passes Bill at 'Consideration Stage' to Outlaw Offers to Help Pregnant Moms Outside of Abortuaries
The psalmist in Psalm 22:16 speaks of those who crucified the Messiah, the Lord Jesus, as being, ‘the assembly of the wicked’ Surely there is no better illustration of an assembly of wickedness than that which sits on the hill at Stormont.
On Wednesday 2nd March, the Stormont Assembly passed at consideration stage, a bill that will criminalise anyone who offers help and support to pregnant mothers outside abortion clinics, a burden placed upon Christians in Proverbs 24:11 where we are commanded to ‘Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.’ Even praying outside such a centre of wickedness is now outlawed. Yet in the months leading up to the debate on this issue, the committee for health, repeatedly denied any opportunity for Christian clergy to share their experiences with the committee members. The ‘Precious Life’ organisation tweeted, “Out of 6142 individual responses made, just 13 were in favour of criminalisation…’. Yet the NI Assembly proceeded with the bill.
One of the local parties, the Ulster Unionist Party, repeatedly ignored calls to meet with Christian leaders. Sadly, several members of the Assembly who claim to be Christians actually voted in favour of the bill.