(The Christian Institute) — The Welsh government has announced that it will offer free abortions to women from Northern Ireland through the NHS, despite overwhelming public opposition.
This decision follows a consultation in which just 14 people supported the proposal.
Welsh Health Secretary Vaughan Gething said women from Northern Ireland, in Wales, should be able to have abortions on the same basis as women from Wales, but critics have branded the move “ridiculous.”
“This extension of abortion services is not about what are often described as the ‘hard cases’ where much of the debate on abortion in Northern Ireland has focused. This extension includes abortion for any reason currently allowed under the 1967 Abortion Act up to 24 weeks gestation, and abortion for babies with disability up until birth,” noted Marion Woods, spokeswoman for Both Lives Matter.
Christian News Network added to this report.