Upcoming vote may open up ‘abortion on demand’ in British territory of Gibraltar
Pro-lifers in Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, held a rally with a host of international speakers last week in preparation for a referendum next month on whether or not the territory will accept new abortion legislation. Abortion so far remains a crime in Gibraltar. Watch video!
In July 2019, the Gibraltar Parliament voted to allow abortion before the 12th week of pregnancy where the mother’s mental or physical health is deemed to be at risk, and later in pregnancies when the unborn child suffers from an undefined “abnormality.”
Though the official campaign begins on Friday, both sides of the debate have been activity campaigning over the last few weeks. The Pro-Life Movement held a rally in Casemates on Thursday evening. Speakers from the movement, and abroad, took to the stage and addressed the crowd. The underlying message running throughout the event, was that Gibraltar should ‘save babies and vote no.’
One of the speakers with a particularly emotive story was Claire Culwell, who describes herself as a twin abortion survivor.