Media Release 8th November 2014
Right to Life is disappointed that Labour MP, Iain Lees-Galloway has publicly announced that he is preparing to resubmit to the ballot the highly controversial Private Member’s bill ‘End of Life Choice’ bill of the defeated Labour MP, Maryan Street. It is understood that the bill will not be amended and that it has wide support among the Labour caucus. Right to Life calls on the members of the Labour caucus to rather than promote a culture of death, to promote a culture of life by treating this vile bill with the contempt that it deserves. Have not the Labour Party been already given a clear message from the electorate at the recent election? The Labour Party was proudly founded an on ethos of protecting human life and the vulnerable and defenceless. Why then in recent years has the Labour Party it been taken over by those who seek to take away the right to life of those most at risk?
Mr Lees-Gallowy, the community did not elect you to Parliament with a mandate to deliberate on how we could be legally murdered.
It is disappointing that the Labour caucus appear to have forgotten that the primary duty of government is to legislate to protect the right to life of all members of the community and not to legislate for their destruction. Those who seek to govern who do not accept this fundamental principle disqualify themselves from governing. This noxious bill is a poison chalice. It would be the height of folly for the Labour caucus to allow this evil bill to be placed back in the ballot. Should this happen Right to Life predicts that the first casualty of this bill will sadly again be the Labour Party who will face an even greater decline in support at the next election and will be punished by being relegated to a fourth term in opposition.