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Act now to stop abortion up to birth being introduced to England and Wales on Monday

UPDATE: Thanks to the support of people like you, on Monday 5 July, a major attempt to hijack the UK Government’s flagship Police , Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill with two extreme abortion proposals failed, in a major pro-life victory.

Now we need MPs to support the Abortion (Cleft lip, cleft palate and club foot) Bill.

Please take 30 seconds now to email your MP asking them to support the Bill which will stop abortion being available up to birth for cleft lip, cleft palate and club foot.

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An extreme amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to introduce abortion on demand, for any reason, up to birth (including sex-selective abortion) to England and Wales has been tabled by Dame Diana Johnson MP.

MPs will debate and vote on the amendment (NC55) next week.

This would be the single biggest change to abortion legislation since 1967 and would leave England and Wales with one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world.

This change to law would make the Abortion Act (1967) redundant by removing all legal safeguards (many of which protect women) around abortion provided by the Act.

Sex-selective abortion predominantly impacts baby girls, fundamentally undermining all steps that have been taken to ensure equality between both sexes. To ensure that women are treated as being of equal value to men in the UK, we cannot permit sex-selective abortion to take place up to birth in any part of the UK.

The proposed law change is radically out of step with the opinions of women on abortion. Polling of over 2,000 British adults from Savanta ComRes on whether time limits for abortion should be increased showed that only 1% of women wanted the time limit to be extended to birth. In contrast, around 70% of women favoured a reduction in time limits from 24 weeks. 91% of women agree that gender-selective abortion should be explicitly banned by the law. This polling shows that women want more, not fewer, safeguards around abortion.

Please enter your postcode in the box above to email your MP requesting they vote against the amendment tabled by Diana Johnson to introduce abortion up to birth to England and Wales.

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