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Precious Life: Election result ‘proves voters are pro-life'

Bernadette Smyth from Precious Life. Picture by Hugh Russell
Staff Reporter

THE outcome of last week's elections "shows that the people of Northern Ireland voted pro-life", campaign group Precious Life has claimed.

Bernadette Smyth, head of the group, claimed the success of DUP candidates and the 2.9 per cent drop in Sinn Féin's vote proved that people in the north are opposed to abortion.

"The DUP and SDLP have publicly made clear that they are pro-life parties," she said.

"Precious Life are very hopeful that they will stand strong in their opposition to the plans of Sinn Féin and others to bring forward legislation to allow abortion in cases where an unborn child has been diagnosed with a life-limiting disability. We trust that they will not let their voters down."

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