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Action Alert: Stop Abortion Lobby Denying Pro-Life Help To Women & Babies

This week, our friends at LIFE Charity have been under serious attack by the abortion lobby, and their allies in the media and political spheres.

This is because the Government have wisely decided to give them £250,000 of money raised by the ‘Tampon Tax’ (5% VAT on women’s sanitary products), for “[h]ousing, practical help, counselling, emotional support and life skills training for young pregnant women who are homeless” in west London.

In their pretence to be authentic feminists, the abortion lobby have tried to attack LIFE through articles and commentary in the media. The abortion industry have also got behind this campaign, attempting to create a public outcry and mobilising its supporters to write to Rob Wilson, the Minister for Civil Society, to have the funding for LIFE withdrawn.

We cannot let them succeed, as this would withdraw money that would go directly to support vulnerable pregnant women. The only way to stop them is to show that many more people support LIFE and its funding than decry it.

To that end, LIFE have set up an e-mail facility that will enable anyone to write to their MPs and support LIFE and the decision to fund them. Please use this facility as soon as you can, and encourage other as many others to do so as possible.

If you visit the Right To Life Facebook page this evening at 20:00, you will find a post that you can share to your own page and that of others, advertising the e-mail facility and encouraging people to use it. Please do like and share this on your social media platforms. by e-mail, and throughout your friendship networks.

Finally, please also sign this petition to Rob Wilson MP, applauding his decision, and supporting the funding for LIFE.

We urge you to please act now to defend true compassionate care to pregnant women and to their unborn children.

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