Dr. Martin Luther King's niece is right - greatest human rights struggle today is battle for unborn

Grubby Westminster deal on abortion undermines devolution in spirit if not in law

 

Alban Maginness

  Belfast Telegraph
  7/5/2017
 

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On the day that there was undisguised media jubilation that women from Northern Ireland would be able to obtain abortions free of charge on the English NHS, baby Charlie Gard was to be taken off life support to die.

The media sympathised with the distraught parents, who had steadfastly fought in the British and European courts to keep their severely disabled baby on life support, at least until he could get potentially more effective medical treatment in the United States. The media was largely critical of the courts' refusal to permit this alternative medical route.

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Dr Alveda King, niece of Dr Martin Luther King, has rightly declared: "In our age, the greatest human rights struggle, following in the footsteps of Wilberforce and my uncle's civil rights movement, is the battle today for the unborn."