Hidden Ireland reports:
On Monday 22nd October a motion was passed in Stormont rejecting the Draft Guidelines on abortion produced by the Department of Health. These guidelines, according to legal experts, would have had the effect of greatly liberalizing the abortion law in the North of Ireland by misinterpreting the law.
By all accounts the speaches in favour of the Unborn Child were rousing and did the heart good to hear, coming from the mouths of politicians and at the highest level. It is reported that whilst the DUP and the SDLP are to be commended for their staunch opposition to the guidelines, Sinn Fein were pretty weak, and it was not clear to those in the gallery whether the handfull of members who actually attended the debate voted or abstained.