Abortion in Northern Ireland

March 2019


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and concerns with me regarding abortion in Northern Ireland. All carefully read and noted.


Abortion remains a highly sensitive issue, regardless of where your view lies and one where it is important that the matter is considered with due care and sensitivity. 


You’ll be delighted to hear that I completely support the Government's belief that any future reform in Northern Ireland must be debated and decided by the people of Northern Ireland and their locally-elected politicians. This has been the position of successive Governments, both Conservative and Labour.


Restoring the Executive remains the Secretary of State's key priority and she has said that she will continue to work closely with Northern Ireland's political parties to restore strong, inclusive devolved government at the earliest opportunity.


Once again, thank you for sharing your thoughts and concerns with me. I would like to assure you that I am listening very carefully to the opinions of my constituents, and I will bear your views in mind over the coming weeks and months.


With best wishes.


Kind regards,


Jonathan Lord MP

Member of Parliament for Woking