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Press Release: RTL Celebrates ASA Confirmation That Around 100,000 Lives Have Been Saved By Humane Northern Irish Right-To-Life Protections

Right To Life is welcoming and applauding the confirmation by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) that the estimate by the Both Lives Matter campaign that 100,000 people are alive today due to the humane protections of unborn children in Northern Irish law (which are the same as those in England and Wales, without the Abortion Act 1967).

The ASA, having considered 14 complaints against a bill-board put up by Both Lives Matter containing the estimate, ruled that:

“[W]e concluded that the evidence indicated that there was a reasonable probability that around 100,000 people were alive in Northern Ireland today who would have been aborted had it been legal to do so”.

RTL Executive Officer Peter D. Williams, said:

“This is an excellent ruling, and confirms the happy fact that around 100,000 members of the human family, of the British nation, are alive today due to the humane right-to-life protections in Northern Irish law. Protections that we would enjoy more fully in English and Welsh law, were it not for the failed Abortion Act 1967, an Act that not only unjustly denies the equal humanity and rights of unborn children, but has led to de facto abortion on demand and enabled countless abuses, such as informally eugenic disability discrimination, sex-selection, and the hidden abuse of women through pressure put upon them by boyfriends and others.

This estimate, now confirmed as scientifically accurate, obliterates the oft-cited abortion lobby myth that restricting access to abortion does not reduce abortion”. It also shows the way for the rest of the British Isles to follow in establishing better protections in law for pregnant mothers and unborn children. Such news is cause for both celebration, and emulation.

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