A pro-life British lawmaker is dead after it was confirmed he was stabbed multiple times Friday during a public meeting in Leigh-on-Sea, England.
Life News reports:
Sky News reports Sir David Amess, a Conservative MP who represents Southend West in Essex and is considered a champion of unborn children, was stabbed with a knife multiple times while he was holding a constituency meeting at Belfairs Methodist Church.
Amess, 69, died at the church a short time later while being treated by emergency services, according to Essex Police.
Police said they arrested a 25-year-old man at the scene and recovered a knife. They did not release the man’s name or a possible motive yet, but they said they do not believe anyone else was involved.
British pro-life groups mourned Amess’s death, praising him as a champion for life and religious freedom in Parliament. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) expressed horror at the news of his murder.
“Sir David was a great friend of SPUC and staunch defender of the dignity of every human life. Let us remember Sir David and all that he did in trying to restore a culture of life in the United Kingdom,” the pro-life organization wrote.