Equipping Christians for the NI Assembly Elections

Workers Party – Where They Stand on our Issues
Workers Party – Where They Stand on our Issues avatar

The Workers Party released their manifesto for the Assembly Election.

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:

Abortion

“We recognise that women have the right to control their own bodies, including their fertility, and to pursue all reproductive choices. We support a full programme of secular sex education for schools, free access to contraception, proper health and social care for pregnant women, the provision of appropriate, free and quality child care facilities and adequate support for single and low income parents. We believe in a woman’s right to choose and support the provision of free and safe abortion in her own country which will include practical facilities to support women seeking an abortion and quality post abortion care. The next Assembly should recognise a woman’s right to choose and secure the extension of the Abortion Act 1967 to Northern Ireland. No one should vote for a candidate or a party that does not trust women.” (p4)


Marriage

“The Assembly’s refusal to keep pace with the rest of the UK and Ireland has seen a repeated refusal to legislate for marriage equality despite the overwhelming support of the people of Northern Ireland.” (p3)