NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission announced Thursday (Feb. 27) a new initiative to help churches in Northern Ireland in their response to the legalization of abortion in that country.
Abortion became legal Oct. 22, 2019, for the first time in Northern Ireland's history, and the country's new abortion regulations will take effect April 1. The British Parliament approved an amendment in July to decriminalize abortion in the country, which is part of the United Kingdom. Northern Ireland's legislative body -- which had not functioned for three years because of the deep division between the country's two political parties -- failed to block the new law by the October deadline. Read More