On Tuesday, it was reported that Catholic Bishops in Northern Ireland spoke out against a proposal to expand the killing of unborn babies through abortions.

According to Life News:

Responding to demands from abortion activists, the British government and Secretary of State Brandon Lewis plan to take action Tuesday to force the Northern Ireland Department of Health to expand abortions throughout the country, according to the Irish Examiner.

“What Westminster seeks to impose, against the clear will of a majority of people here is a law which blatantly undermines the right to life of unborn children and promotes an abhorrent and indefensible prejudice against persons with disabilities, even before they are born,” the Catholic bishops responded in a statement Monday.

The Vatican News reports the five bishops in the country emphasized that society should uphold and protect “the equal right to life of every mother and her unborn baby.”

“We are deeply concerned by the announcement that the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland intends to bypass the NI Assembly to force the Minister for Health here to commission some of the most extreme and liberal abortion services on these islands,” the bishops continued.

The bishops encouraged Catholics to reach out to their local lawmakers and urge their opposition to the plan, reports the National Catholic Register.

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