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Presbyterian Church warns about power grab over sex education in Northern Ireland

Presbyterian Church warns about power grab over sex education in Northern Ireland
Brandon Lewis
ET staff writer
ET staff writer
22 April, 2022 1 min read

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) has warned that schools may find their teaching on sex education undermined by the latest political ‘power grab’ by the Northern Ireland secretary.

The PCI said that Brandon Lewis (pictured), the secretary of state for NI, had written a ‘blank cheque’ from Westminster to overrule and undermine how schools teach sex education.

The ‘blank cheque’ of which the PCI warned was Lewis’s recent move to overrule NI’s Executive on abortion.

In 2021, Westminster granted Lewis new powers to force the Stormont Executive to commission abortion services nationwide by 31 March this year.

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