Think Friday: Abortion Update

In the last few weeks parliamentarians at Westminster have made profoundly disappointing decisions which could radically change the abortion law in Northern Ireland if an Assembly does not return by 21 October 2019. Our focus now returns and remains on how we can best continue to protect women and their unborn children here. Some people are considering legal challenges and political options while we will all have the opportunity to respond to the promised government consultation.

One of the most important things we can do is to communicate clearly to our politicians just how important this issue is among all the other political issues being discussed in the current talks to restore an assembly. Keep an eye on our website and communications and our friends and partners at Both Lives Matter for more information on how you can respond in the coming days and weeks.

In the meantime we have been so encouraged by the prayerful and practical response of thousands of people and the Churches across the denominations. Please continue to pray for wisdom and grace and creative life-affirming responses in the face of whatever lies ahead.