Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) successfully argued before its High Court that banning abortions was a violation of the human rights of women throughout Northern Ireland. Under previous law, some could be subjected to criminal prosecution for having an abortion.
On November 30, 2015, the High Court agreed with NIHRC, ruling that Northern Ireland’s abortion ban was “incompatible with human rights.”
Instead, it ruled that abortion is a human right.
Les Allamby, NIHRC Chief Commissioner rejoiced at the ruling, stating: “Today’s result is historic, and will be welcomed by many of the vulnerable women and girls who have been faced with these situations. It was important for the Commission to take this challenge in its own name, in order to protect women and girls in Northern Ireland and we are delighted with the result.”
The Court’s ruling opened the door for every unborn child to be killed before it is born, asserting that an unborn child has no rights, especially to live long enough to be born.
In so doing it opened the door for any woman to premeditate and carry out murder, without fear of being prosecuted. By legalizing murder of an unborn child, the Court also opens the door for legalizing the murder of the elderly, terminally ill and the disabled. In so doing, it blurs the line between legal/illegal murder by the age of a human being, and in some cases a person’s mental or physical health.
The hypocrisy of the ruling is astounding. It’s legal to murder an unborn child while still in the womb, but babies born prematurely, potentially just as old and developed as the one still in the womb, cannot be legally killed.
The prematurely born baby is considered a human being with protected legal rights; the unborn baby is not. Both babies are the same age, just exist in different locations.
The Court’s ruling is irrational: either all of human life is sacred and must be legally protected or none are sacred and have no legal rights at all. Astoundingly, a so-called human rights group advocates neither: only a gray in-between condition for the unborn, which is completely inconsistent with its stated purpose.
Worse still, Northern Ireland’s High Court’s ruling will most likely have significant ramifications on abortion laws in other countries, which would only increase the number of unborn children murdered.