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Abortion lobby using Alabama to force abortion on Northern Ireland

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Abortion campaigners are now using changes to abortion law in Alabama (and the controversy built around the many myths that are being circulated about that law) to increase pressure on MPs in Westminster to impose an extreme abortion regime on Northern Ireland along with introducing the same extreme changes to abortion legislation in England and Wales.

This is despite the fact that recent polling in the UK show that the majority of the population want to introduce more protections for unborn children, not fewer.  70% of women surveyed wanted to see a reduction in the upper limit for abortions. Indeed, 59% of women overall wanted to see the upper limit for abortions to be reduced to 16 weeks.

In contrast, only 1% of the general population and wanted to see abortion made legal up until birth. This extremist position is exactly what many in the abortion lobby are pushing for, and, depending upon how the law is interpreted, would be the result of the total ‘decriminalisation’ of abortion.

When it comes to the question of where any decision on changes to abortion laws in Northern Ireland should be made, polling shows two-thirds of women in Northern Ireland (and 70% of 18-34 year olds) believe that the law on this issue should be a decision for the people of Northern Ireland and their elected representatives, and is not for Westminster to decide.

In Northern Ireland, the right to life of the unborn remains protected by law, and due the devolution of powers, Northern Ireland remains in control of its own abortion laws, without the Government in Westminster being able to impose its own abortion agenda there.

However, the abortion lobby are now apparently attempting to ride roughshod over this settlement and impose its own ideas about abortion onto a region which has consistently rejected it. This bold move is also an attack on the rights of the people of Northern Ireland to decide their own fate on this issue.

The abortion lobby are using the new law in Alabama as a springboard to force abortion on Northern Ireland and have managed to get social media influencers and celebrities to promote their email function online and MPs are receiving a very high volume of emails on this issue.

It is very important that MPs get emails on this issue from their pro-life constituents today, so that we can demonstrate that a large group of their constituents want them to respect devolution and oppose any moves to introduce abortion to Northern Ireland.

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Dear reader

Thanks to the support from people like you, last year a major attempt to hijack the UK Government’s flagship Domestic Abuse Bill with two extreme abortion proposals failed, in a major pro-life victory.

Unfortunately, this is not the end for our opposition.

We are currently facing major threats on five separate fronts:

  1. Pro-abortion MP Rupa Huq has brought forward an amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to introduce a jail term of up to two years if a pro-lifer offers support or advice to a woman near an abortion clinic. This is a threat to unborn babies and to freedom of speech.
  2. The assisted suicide lobby has brought forward a bill to legalise assisted suicide, which was introduced to the House of Lords on 26 May.
  3. The Northern Ireland Secretary has given himself new powers to force expanded abortion services on Northern Ireland.
  4. The abortion lobby is further exploiting the COVID-19 crisis to attempt to make dangerous ‘DIY’ home abortions available permanently.
  5. The abortion lobby is expected to make another attempt to change abortion law to allow abortion on demand, for any reason, up to birth.

If these major threats from our opposition are successful, it would be a disaster. Thousands of lives would be lost. 

Fighting both the abortion and assisted suicide lobbies over this period has already made a huge dent in Right To Life UK's limited resources.

To cover this gap and ensure we effectively defeat these proposals during this period, we must raise at least £200,000.

We are, therefore, asking people like you to please give as generously as you can. Every donation, no matter how small, will make a significant difference.

By stopping these threats, YOU can save lives over this coming period.

Will you make a special gift right now to help protect vulnerable lives from these threats?

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