TO STOP NEW EXTREME
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The abortion lobby have rapidly increased their activity in a number of ways, most worryingly their push to introduce abortion on demand, for any reason, up until the moment of birth. They have formed a strong coalition, steered by the UK’s largest abortion provider, BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service).
On 19 December 2019 the Government confirmed that they will be re-introducing the Domestic Abuse Bill in this parliament. The abortion lobby have made clear they intend to amend the Bill to introduce extreme abortion legislation to England and Wales. There will also be a number of other opportunities for them to bring forward this legislation as either an amendment to other Government bills.
We expect our opposition to bring forward this extreme legislation to Westminster in 2020.
Right To Life UK have a large campaign planned to oppose this threat. We will be focussing on parliament, the media and influencing the wider culture.
The next 12 months are absolutely vital and we need the financial resources in place to ensure that unborn lives are protected. With your help we can defeat the campaign to introduce abortion on demand, for any reason, up to birth. This will ensure also ensure that we can also continue all the other vital work we do across education, media, grassroots and research over this period.
We anticipate that our activities will be highly effective (scroll down to see the impact that we are already having).
This work will, however, make a huge dent in Right To Life UK’s limited resources.
We are, therefore, appealing to you to please give as generously as you can.
Your donation will make a significant difference
Here are some of the results we are already achieving
Thanks to generous donations from people like you:
of the Marris assisted suicide bill
Working alongside a large group of MPs, Peers and other organisations, we provided strategy, media and digital support for one of the largest co-ordinated pro-life campaigns waged in the UK.
This ended in a decisive and, arguably, the largest win for the right-to-life movement in UK history.
Shaping the media narrative
on life issues
We have attempted, wherever possible, to have an important influence on the media narrative on life issues. While this can often be difficult, with much of the media hostile to the right-to-life point of view, there are a number of key areas where we have the upper-hand in terms of public support. We have been able to target these vital areas to shape the debate towards a broader recognition of the right to life of the unborn child.
Recently, this has seen us feature in over 300 print and broadcast media pieces. In particular, we were able to gain momentum around three key areas. The first was the Marris Assisted Suicide Bill; this presented an opportunity to bring to light the strong evidence against the introduction of assisted suicide and euthanasia in the United Kingdom.
Secondly, we combated the move by Cathy Warwick, chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives, to sign up her College to a campaign supporting the introduction of abortion on demand, for any reason, up-to-birth. This was far out of step with public attitudes on abortion and we were able to leverage this to show the dangers of abortion ‘decriminalisation’. Cathy Warwick announced her retirement last year.
Finally, abortion for disability has been an area that has resulted in much media coverage due to the introduction of a new pre-natal test. This test is projected to result in a profound increase in the number of abortions of unborn children with Down’s syndrome.
With 90% of unborn children detected with Down’s syndrome currently aborted in the UK, this is already a big problem.The controversy around the tests enabled us to have a wider conversation around disability-selective abortion.
Proactive political strategy
building a better political situation for the unborn child and pregnant women
Through our work to educate politicians on life issues, we are helping to build a better political situation for the unborn child and pregnant women.
We provide research for individual MPs and Peers in Parliament. Ongoing work includes developing briefings, building relationships with new parliamentarians and preparing any other research required by MPs and peers. We also provide media and political monitoring and a number of other activities to ensure that life issues stay on the agenda in Parliament, the media and in regions right across the UK.
Through this work, we aim to gain momentum by continuing to actively direct discussion on these topics.
Education & training
to develop a new generation of pro-lifers
We are working to develop a new generation of pro-lifers who are equipped to effectively communicate an evidence-based case for positive change on life isssues.
Our Media and Communications Training Programme has provided a new generation of pro-lifers with an understanding of key pro-life issues and the ability to communicate these issues in the media. The programme equips participants with the necessary skills and techniques to deliver strong interviews, control difficult and hostile questions and to deliver an authentic perspective on life issues.
Our Internship Programme is introducing student right-to-lifers and new graduates to the world of the right-to-life movement and its work across the media, politics, education and grassroots engagement. Graduates of our programme have gone on to a number of important roles in a variety of sectors.
Together with our wider digital outreach, these programmes work to enable us to educate and develop a new movement of young people who are passionate about achieving positive change on life issues.
changing hearts and minds online
We have worked on growing our digital strategy to reach an even larger audience with smart, relevant, and viral-focused content.
Our social media channels across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and TikTok have reached a new generation of people on a massive scale allowing us to reach millions of people across these platforms.
We have further built our in-house capability to produce TV advert quality videos in addition to other world-class digital content and campaign memes – all of this has been produced in-house for a fraction of the cost of hiring leading agencies.
Alongside our social media strategy, we have further developed our website with a focus on making it the go-to tool that any member of the public can use to easily contact their MPs and access the latest information on life issues.
Europe’s largest pro-life news service
keeping people up to date on the latest developments on life issues
Our website is most viewed pro-life website in Europe and the fourth most viewed pro-life website in the world – at the core of the website is our digial news service.
This news service has been launched so that we can reach a far wider audience of people with UK focussed, pro-life news that will keep people informed and help change even more hearts and minds on life issues.
We have designed the platform from the ground up so that is easily viewable across desktop, mobile and tablet, as increasing numbers of people are accessing content on their mobile phones and tablet devices. Our team have also put a lot of work into designing a look and feel for the service that is of professional standard similar to what you would expect to see from a major news outlet.
We currently have good relationships with a number of mainstream media outlets which ensures that we get to regularly comment in the media. That said, we can’t always ensure that these articles cover all the key points that the public need to know about a given issue.
Our news service ensures that we have a platform where reliable pro-life news and views are accessible to everyone in the UK and that we are not limited by what editors in major newspapers choose to publish.
Making a bigger impact
by working together
In everything we do, we begin by discerning how we can work together with as many of the (over 40) other organisations with which we already have a relationship, to ensure that we are having maximum impact.
We began by working with a large number of organisations to defeat the Marris assisted suicide Bill and our team-work with these groups has continued to develop as our focus has moved to “beginning of life” issues. Now, we are concentrating together on defeating the introduction of abortion on demand, for any reason, up to birth.
Your support will make a significant difference!
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