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Action alert: Push to introduce assisted suicide

You may have seen in the media recently that pro-assisted suicide MPs are making it clear they are going to attempt to change the law on assisted suicide.

To ensure MPs are aware of the serious issues with introducing assisted suicide, the All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group have organised a meeting for MPs on assisted suicide on Thursday 10 September.

In this meeting, MPs will have the opportunity to hear from those who have experienced the harsh reality of the legalisation of assisted suicide in the Netherlands and North America. 

Speakers will include Professor Theo Boer and Wesley Smith. Professor Boer was previously a strong supporter of euthanasia and assisted suicide, serving on a Dutch Regional Review Committee on Euthanasia, reviewing cases of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide to determine if they took place legally. This experience resulted in Professor Boer becoming one of the most vocal critics of the Dutch euthanasia law. Wesley Smith, a trained attorney, will discuss his experiences of Oregon and Washington – where assisted suicide is legal – highlighting the dangers and unintended consequences that have occurred. 


Please click the button below to email your MP, requesting that they attend the meeting on Thursday 10 September so they can hear from people who have direct experience of the grim reality of the legalisation of assisted suicide. It only takes 30 seconds.

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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.

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