Schools Pushing Abortion in Northern Ireland

Not content with 4,316 babies (and counting) already killed by abortion in Northern Ireland, the Westminster Government want even more babies killed by promoting abortion to school children.

Radical changes to the Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) curriculum in Northern Irish schools will now include teaching children about abortion and how to access abortion services.

On November 7th, the Catholic Schools Trustee Service (CSTS), a sectoral body that represents the Catholic family of schools in Northern Ireland, issued a statement in response to “abortion ideology” being taught to post-primary schoolchildren.

The CSTS warns that the new changes “directly undermines the rights of parents” who wish to educate their children in accordance with their moral, ethical, and religious belief systems, “as is recognised through international human rights legislation.”

The Catholic Trustees are worried that the pro-abortion ‘educational’ legislation “potentially imposes a specific ideological view of abortion and the prevention of early pregnancy which directly challenges the rights of Catholic schools to offer a faith-based worldview on such matters.”

Bishop Donal McKeown,  the Chairman of the CSTS, said, “There is no ethically neutral or value free approach to the question of when human life begins. The expectation that schools should become engaged in the delivery of an allegedly neutral curriculum which highlights access to abortion shows no understanding of the foundational principles of Catholic education.”

The Relationships and Sexuality Education (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 states that it aims to achieve “age-appropriate, comprehensive and scientifically accurate education on sexual and reproductive health and rights, covering prevention of early pregnancy and access to abortion.”

On June 6, Secretary of State to Northern Ireland Chris Heaton-Harris approved the mandatory regulations at Westminster that will force schools in Northern Ireland to teach 11–16-year-olds about killing unborn babies and information about how to access contraception.

Heaton-Harris claims that providing accurate information about contraception and abortion in schools was “fundamental” to the wellbeing of young people in Northern Ireland. The well-being of unborn children, and of society as a whole, does not, of course, come into the equations of death cult politicians like Heaton-Harris.