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Action alert – New abortion threat – email your MP now

The abortion statistics for the first year that abortions have taken place in Ireland since the repeal of the Eighth Amendment were released today. They show a total of 6,666 lives were lost to abortion under the new law.

After introducing abortion to the Republic of Ireland and more recently imposing abortion on Northern Ireland, the abortion lobby’s next target is England and Wales – and they are planning on doing it next week.

The UK’s largest abortion provider, BPAS, have announced that they are going to attempt to mobilise MPs to hijack the Domestic Abuse Bill next week, to make the biggest changes to abortion legislation since 1967.

The amendment they are indicating that they will bring forward would remove almost all current legal safeguards on abortion, up until when a child is capable of being born alive, with a ceiling of 28 weeks. The change would leave England and Wales with one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world.

Please click the button below to ask your MP to oppose introducing this amendment to make extreme changes to abortion legilsation. It only takes 30 seconds.

Once you have emailed your local MP, please do ask friends and family to do the same.

Thank you for your help on this.

Help stop abortion up to birth for babies with disabilities including Down's syndrome & club foot

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Dear reader

In 2020, the UK Government imposed an extreme abortion regime on Northern Ireland, which included a provision that legalised abortion right up to birth for disabilties including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot.

A new Bill has been launched at the Northern Ireland assembly that will remove the current provision that allows abortion for ‘severe fetal impairment’.

It is under these grounds in the regulations that babies with disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot can currently be singled out for abortion in Northern Ireland because of their disability and can be aborted right up to birth.

Before the new abortion regime was imposed on Northern Ireland in 2020, disability-selective abortion for conditions such as Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot was not legal and there was a culture of welcoming and supporting people with these disabilities rather than eliminating them.

This is reflected directly in the latest figures (2016) from the Department of Health in Northern Ireland, which show that while there were 52 children born with Down’s syndrome in Northern Ireland, in the same year only 1 child from Northern Ireland with Down’s syndrome was aborted in England and Wales. 

This contrasts with the situation in the rest of the United Kingdom where disability-selective abortion has been legal since 1967.

The latest available figures show that 90% of children diagnosed with Down’s syndrome before birth are aborted in England and Wales.

We are, therefore, asking people like you to take 30 seconds of your time and add your support to the campaign to stop abortion up to birth for disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot in Northern Ireland.

If you live in Northern Ireland: 
Ask your MLAs to vote to stop abortion up to birth for disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot:

If you live outside Northern Ireland: 
Show your support by signing this petition in support of the Bill:

Help stop abortion up to birth for babies with disabilities including Down's syndrome & club foot