Fiona Bruce MP calls out Stella Creasy’s abortion agenda in Parliament

Fiona Bruce MP calls out Stella Creasy MP’s attempt in Parliament (30 Jan 2019) to hijack the government’s Domestic Abuse Bill to introduce an extreme abortion regime across the UK 🇬🇧

 

Fiona Bruce (Congleton) (Con)

Let us call this out for what it is: part of an orchestrated campaign to alter abortion laws in Northern Ireland and here, and to replace those laws with extreme proposals for which there is no public appetite whatsoever.

Does the Minister agree that it is highly inappropriate for such campaigners to hijack the Domestic Abuse Bill in this way, undermining a Bill to support victims of domestic abuse and their families?

Does she agree that it is equally inappropriate to interfere in a devolved matter, one that has been devolved for almost 100 years, and set a dangerous constitutional precedent—a precedent of interference that would undermine the Good Friday agreement itself?


The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Victoria Atkins)

I thank my hon. Friend for her question. She demonstrates the range and depth of views, and the passion with which they are held, across the House on this topic of abortion.

I am grateful to her for reminding us that this Bill is, as it says in the title, a draft Domestic Abuse Bill. I very much note her observations about the political structure in Northern Ireland.

Again, I am not sure that this urgent question is the forum in which any changes to that are going to happen. I am grateful to her for her question, which underlines that we have to keep in mind the subject matter of this Bill; we are trying to tackle domestic abuse here.

Parliament update and Royal College of Physicians member poll on assisted suicide

DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL

A draft of the Domestic Abuse Bill was published by the Government last week. As you will likely recall, this is the piece of legislation that abortion campaigners have made it clear they will be hijacking with an amendment. The goal of this amendment will be to introduce abortion on demand to Northern Ireland and make radical changes to abortion legislation in England and Wales.

The Government has not published a timetable for the Bill, so we do not have firm dates on when the final Bill will be brought forward. What we do know is that a joint committee of both houses will be established shortly to undertake pre-legislative scrutiny. Once this committee has reported, the Government will be introducing the final Bill.

I will keep you updated on the progress of the Bill and will be letting you know when we need you to take actions around this.


WESTMINSTER HALL DEBATE ON LIFE LIMITING DISABILITIES

Jim Shannon MP held a Westminster Hall Debate on “Support for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families.”

This is a very topical area given the pressure that Northern Ireland is coming under to change their abortion legislation to introduce abortion for life-limiting conditions.

There were a number of good contributions to this debate including a segment from Fiona Bruce MP covering testimonies from families who felt pressure from doctors to abort their children with life-limiting conditions.

If you would like to view this video and share it on social media, I have put it up on our Facebook page. You can access it by clicking here.


ATTEMPT BY ASSISTED SUICIDE CAMPAIGNERS TO HIJACK ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) currently holds a position opposing a change in the law to allow assisted suicide in the UK. This same position is held by the Royal College of Surgeons, Royal College of General Practitioners, British Medical Association and Association of Palliative Medicine.

Assisted suicide pressure groups have made it clear that the medical establishment’s continued opposition to assisted suicide is ‘continuing to block a change in the law’. They have been campaigning to have these Colleges drop their positions opposing assisted suicide.

On 14 January, the RCP announced that it will be surveying its members and fellows on whether to change its official position on the issue. The RCP Council, which includes high profile assisted suicide campaigners, have come up with what has been described by the College’s former chair of ethics as a ‘sham poll with a rigged outcome’.

The survey will ask members and fellows what position they want the College to take on assisted suicide. It will give them three options: in favour, opposed and neutral. The College has said that it will then automatically adopt a ‘neutral’ position, dropping opposition to assisted dying, unless a 60% supra-majority vote for the College to remain opposed or switch to being in favour.

This approach will virtually guarantee that the College will move to a ‘neutral’ position on assisted suicide – which will provide a very big boost to assist suicide campaigners, insinuating that there has been a shift in medical opinion on this issue.

If you are a member of the wider public and want to ask the RCP to abandon this survey, we have set-up a petition to Andrew Goddard, president of the RCP, which you can sign by clicking the ‘member of the wider public’ button below.

 

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I worked in an abortion clinic – then saw the light and helped shut it down

NEW York State has passed a law allowing abortion up to birth in case the historic ‘Roe v Wade’ decision, liberalising abortion law, is overturned. The New York law also removes abortion from the criminal code and allows medical professionals who are not doctors to perform abortions. But what is like to work at an abortion centre? I know, because I worked at one.

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