Equipping Christians for the NI Assembly Elections

SDLP Manifesto – Where Do They Stand on our Issues
SDLP Manifesto – Where Do They Stand on our Issues avatar

Today the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) launched its manifesto.

The full Manifesto is available to read here, but below are a few extracts that relate to subjects covered on the Engage 17 Website can be found below:

Marriage

“There are multiple other rights issues that the SDLP will focus on during the upcoming mandate including:

  • Legislation to legalise marriage for same sex couples in Northern Ireland.” (p18)

Abortion

“The SDLP continues to oppose the extension of the 1967 Act. We have called on the Minister of Health and the Minister of Justice to publish the report with the findings from the working group on Fatal Foetal Abnormality.” (p14)

Human Trafficking

“The SDLP has been consistent in our calls for a greater degree of co-operation between the PSNI and An Garda Síochána to deal with crime associated with the border. Fuel laundering, smuggling and human trafficking are all areas in which interagency cooperation is required to successfully achieve convictions. The cost to the public purse, the damage to our shared natural environment and the devastating impact on individuals must be relentlessly pursued.” (p19)