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Action alert – Ask your MLAs to shut down the illegal ‘DIY’ abortion service

The abortion lobby is continuing to take advantage of the current Coronavirus crisis to make large changes to abortion provision, including the introduction of ‘DIY’ home abortions.

They have been given what they want in England, Wales and Scotland, but their lobbying has not resulted in the introduction of ‘DIY’ home abortions to Northern Ireland.

Given that they have not been able to force a law change, abortion provider, BPAS, has today launched an illegal ‘DIY’ abortion service in Northern Ireland. They are going to be running this from their English call centre, sending out abortion pills to women and girls in Northern Ireland and breaking the law in the province.

It is vital that this illegal abortion service is shut down as soon as possible, and that it is made clear to politicians in Northern Ireland that the public does not want ‘DIY’ abortions made legal in Northern Ireland.

If you are from Northern Ireland, please click the button below to contact your MLAs and ask them to urgently take action to shut down this illegal abortion service.


Once you have emailed your MLAs, please do let friends and family know to email their MLAs too.

If you are not living in Northern Ireland, please do share this development on social media so we can help get the message out as far as possible.

Thank you for your help with 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