Devolution is Dead

It must be revived before it returns

Over 3000 children have been murdered in Northern Ireland since March 2020.

This legalised slaughter was made possible by an act of tyranny at Westminster in 2019. Section 9 of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Act stripped the Stormont Government of all power over abortion laws here.


The Dangers of Section 9

The Westminster Government, through the Secretary of State continue to push their abortion agenda on Northern Ireland. Brandon Lewis has threatened to step in and fully commission abortion services by the end of March if Stormont do not do it by then.

The powers given to the Secretary of State, however, go far beyond commissioning abortion services. They give him the power to implement change to the moral fabric of our land in three key areas.

Abortion

Section 9 gives the Secretary of State full control over abortion laws in Northern Ireland.
  • He can fully implement the Department of Health's abortion plans that will see up to 6500 abortions performed every year without any approval from the Executive or Assembly.
  • The NI Assembly have no power to change our abortion laws in the future. 

Pro abortion ideology in schools

Section 9 gives the Secretary of State full control over sex education in our schools and places a requirement on him to ensure abortion is promoted as normal in our curriculum.

  • The Human Rights Commission are already collecting evidence to support the Secretary of State.
  • Christian teachers face losing their jobs if they refuse to teach that abortion is normal
  • The NI Assembly have no power to change this curriculum in the future. 

Criminalising the Gospel

Section 9 places a requirement on him to criminalise Christians offering support and sharing the Gospel at abortion clinics..
  • There will be no scrutiny of the NI Assembly over any such legislation.
  • The NI Assembly have no power to decriminalise the Gospel in the future. 

From now on Stormont:

  • will only have the power to implement Westminster's abortion regime. They have no power to change it in any way.
  • will only be the managers of Westminster's abortion promoting curriculum.
  • will be responsible for implementing Westminster's criminalisation of Christians.

This only ends when Section 9 is gone


Make your voice heard

Join us in calling for our political leaders to demand that Section 9 is repealed and control is returned to Stormont before an Executive is formed after the next election.

Sign our open leader to the leaders of the Executive parties below


To:
Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, Leader of the DUP.
Michelle O'Neill, Vice President of Sinn Fein.
Doug Beattie, Leader of the UUP.
Naomi Long, Leader of the Alliance Party.
Colm Eastwood, Leader of the SDLP.

From its inception in 1921 Northern Ireland has had control over its own abortion laws. These powers were stripped away from the people of Northern Ireland by Section 9 of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Act in 2019.

A recent case at the High Court in Belfast has confirmed that the Secretary of State has absolute power over abortion in Northern Ireland. This ruling make it clear that Stormont has no power to change abortion laws now or at any time in the future. 

We believe that the best place for issues relating to Nothern Ireland to be legislated upon is in the Northern Ireland Assembly. A devolved government that cannot act on a devolved issue is not one that is worth having.

We hope that you, like us, respect and believe in the concept of devolution. We are therefore asking you, as representatives of the people of Northern Ireland, to refuse to form a new Executive until Section 9 of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Act is repealed and power over this issue is once again restored to the place where it belongs - the Stormont Assembly.

We also ask that you make it clear to the Secretary of State that any further steps by him to impose Westminster's abortion regime onto Northern Ireland will only create further political instability, putting the entire future of the devolved institutions in jeopardy.


Yours Sincerely,


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