16th June 2021, 18:31
The Gibraltar Pro-Life Movement’s ‘March for Life’ saw between 500-600 gather at John Mackintosh Square to hear speeches by the organisers of the ‘Save Babies, Vote No’ campaign.
The crowd heard how the campaign considers the law to be “extreme” and how - in any case - they do not deem abortion to be a solution.
On Thursday next week, registered voters in Gibraltar will be asked: Should the Crimes (Amendment) Act 2019, that defines the circumstances which would allow abortion in Gibraltar, come into force?
If a majority votes No, then the new legislation will not come into force and the circumstances under which a pregnancy may be terminated in Gibraltar will remain unchanged.
If a majority votes Yes next Thursday, the Government must, within 28 days, bring into force the new legislation and the circumstances under which a pregnancy may be terminated will be greater.
The No campaign said people experiencing difficulties in their lives need to be helped. They said Gibraltar’s mental health services are in desperate need of a revamp.
You can log on to the Parliament’s website, click on ‘Referendum’ for information on voting stations, frequently asked questions and also for your copy of the 'neutral information document' - this tells you what the current law is and what the new law would be.