Parliamentary Network E-News

Volume 14
No. 2
April, 2020

Northern Ireland: Struggle to Stop DIY Abortion

Not only has legalized access to abortion been imposed on Northern Ireland by the United Kingdom, but pro-abortion activists are pressuring the government to allow the use of abortion-inducing drugs at home for so-called do-it-yourself (DIY) abortion. Precious Life reports that “in the middle of a national crisis, and as nations unite to protect the most vulnerable, under a shared understanding that all human life is precious, abortion campaigners are accelerating their efforts to ensure more unborn children are killed through abortion.” 
The organization is seeking letters to the Health Minister Robin Swann who has the power to decide. According to Precious Life’s Bernadette Smyth, “DIY abortions are notoriously dangerous. Not only is the developing baby in the womb killed in early pregnancy, but women are placed at increased risks. At least 24 women worldwide have died because of adverse effects of the abortion pillAliance for Choice are calling for public access abortion pills via telemedicine (i.e., an online consultation without having to physically see a doctor).”
“Abortion is NOT healthcare.” 
PNCI notes that concern that DIY abortion can lead to the need for critical medical care is supported by the Mayo Clinic which lists the potential risks of the “medical abortion” procedure with a warning that women should not attempt to induce abortion with pills if they can’t make follow-up visits to their doctor or if they don't have access to emergency care. The warning includes not using abortion pills if a woman is pregnant for more than nine weeks or if certain medical conditions are present including bleeding disorders; certain heart or blood vessel diseases; severe liver, kidney or lung disease; an uncontrolled seizure disorder; or have a suspected pregnancy outside of the uterus (ectopic pregnancy). Complications can include: incomplete abortion, which may require an ultrasound scan followed by surgical abortion; heavy and prolonged bleeding; infection; and fever.

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In This Issue


Defending Life

Abortion Funding Kept Out of Coronavirus Aid Act

Pandemic Concerns Halts Some Abortions

Physicians Declare: Abortion is Not Essential Healthcare

Pro-Life Leaders Seek Abortion Clinic Compliance

Disability Community Must be Protected

International Pressure for Abortion

Pandemic Viewed by Pro-Abortionists as an Opportunity

Attorneys General Seek Mail Order Abortion Drugs

Northern Ireland: UK Enacts Abortion on Demand amid Pandemic

Northern Ireland: Struggle to Stop DIY Abortion

UK: DIY Abortions No Longer Banned

Telemedicine for Abortion

South Australia: Abortion Activists Seek Telemedicine Abortion


Focus on the United Nations

CSW Declaration Disappoints Pro-Abortion Activists

Legislative News

Democratic Pro-Life Leader Loses Primary

UK: New Report Reveals Unborn Babies Feel Pain Earlier

Canada: New Bill Would Ban Sex-Selective Abortions

India: Lower House Votes to Extend Abortion Limit to 24 Weeks

New Zealand: Parliament Votes to Legalize Abortion


Executive News

Argentina: Plans to Legalize Abortion on Hold Due to COVID-19


Judicial News

EU: Court of Human Rights Denies Conscience Rights
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