Re: Northern Ireland's 'demographic winter'

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Ireland pro-life rallyIn what one conservative calls a "multi-faceted attack on the family," the United Kingdom is making it difficult for children and for the preservation of traditional values.

Abortion remains illegal in Northern Ireland, though there is an effort to see it legalized. James Dowson, a spokesman for Knights Templar International, has been watching how abortion has impacted other countries under the U.K. and says there is a shortage of newborns. He tells OneNewsNow another problem is the two-child policy under which the government provides tax breaks for families with only two children.

"So they're making it very difficult for young people, especially Christians, because those are the ones who are breeding," he notes. “They're making it increasingly difficult for people to have families of any size at all for obvious reasons. So we know we're suffering, and we have been in a demographic winter."

The U.K. is already importing labor from foreign countries because fewer children are being born. But Dowson says the two-child policy is not the only thing that is causing damage.

"It's a multi-faceted attack on the family to now have this compulsory sex education, LGBT/trans education, for four- and five-year-olds, and it's absolutely fiendish," the conservative contends. "It's demonic ... to wrap up all this stuff up in personal freedom language so if you dare to oppose this you're some sort of knuckle-dragging, reactionary, fundamentalist, hate-filled monster."

While abortion and same-gender marriage remain illegal in Northern Ireland, this week several members of Parliament are introducing bills to legalize the former.

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