Green Party’s Claire Bailey rejoices. The bill, the first of its kind in “anywhere in both the UK and Ireland”, would effectively ban the practice of praying outside abortion clinics, as well as any other last-ditch attempt to persuade women to carry their pregnancies on time.
Bailey, leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland, has been pushing for a safe access zone bill for her abortion service since 2016. This law, which now only requires a systematic rubber stamp from the queen, will try to persuade women to violate the life-related procedure law এমনকি even if such efforts come in the form of offers for help, or through prayer, directed to God.
Celebrating Bill’s success, members of the Northern Ireland Assembly danced, shouted and hugged each other.
Northern Irish politicians celebrate it illegally by praying for an abortion stop or even helping a woman who is pressured to have an abortion pic.twitter.com/BuJ88Mng3w
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Although not everyone in the assembly was happy. James Alistair, a British Unionist member, spoke desperately about what it means to not only accept the practice of abortion for the sake of society’s morality, but also to prevent any attempt to discourage women from doing so.
“A woman’s womb should be the safest place for a newborn,” she said. “Nevertheless, with abortion, it is the most dangerous place for the unborn, because it is there, in the womb, consciously, intentionally and by choice, death is observed on the unborn.”
According to the final amendment to the law, a constable will be permitted to use a “safe zone” to warn violators, remove eviction orders or use the necessary force.
Measures considered a violation of the law include directly or indirectly affecting women seeking abortion, restricting access, recording or harassing audio or video recordings of women in safe areas. Which could be due to the incredibly wide array of actions Indirectly Actions affecting a woman in a safe area, such as praying for the termination of an abortion or praying for the soul of the unborn, would be a violation of this law.
Those who break the law will be fined up to 1,000.
Those who refuse to vacate the premises or resist law enforcement will face a minor conviction and a fine of more than £ 5,000.
Post-Dominic Northern Ireland Politicians Dancing as ‘Safe Zone’ Abortion Clinics Ban on Prayer