We wanted to quickly share some brilliant news with you.
Diana Johnson MP has decided not to take her amendment (NC 55), that would have introduced abortion on demand, for any reason, up to birth, to a vote. Similarly, Rupa Huq MP has decided not to take her amendment (NC 42), that would have introduced a jail sentence of up to 2 years for offering support to women outside abortion clinics nationwide, to a vote.
This is an amazing victory.
It appears that the abortion lobby realised that it was very likely that both amendments were going to be defeated and encouraged the MPs not to take these amendments to a vote.
To put in perspective how embarrassing a defeat on these amendments would have been for the abortion lobby, if they had taken the amendments through to a vote and lost, this would have been the first time that a pro-abortion amendment or Bill had been defeated in a vote in UK history.
Thank you to the thousands of people that rallied over the weekend to get friends and family to email their MPs. MPs received more emails ahead of this vote than they have ever received ahead of an abortion vote, and in some cases, MPs received more emails on this issue than they had received on any other issue while in office.
Thank you also to our supporters who have given so generously to enable us to have the resources in place to run a very large campaign against these amendments.
We have spent a number of months preparing for this battle.
This project has included building a larger network of relationships with active pro-life MPs in Parliament. Alongside this, we have worked to place a large number of positive pro-life articles in the mainstream media to provide the right momentum in the public eye for our side over this period.
The final key component has been the further building of a very large base of grassroots supporters in every constituency in the country. This meant that when we asked people like you to email their MPs last week, it became crystal clear that a large number of people in their constituencies did not want these extreme changes.
None of this would have been in place in order to help achieve this amazing victory without your generous financial support. Thank you.
SADLY, THIS IS NOT THE END
Unfortunately, this is not the end. The abortion lobby never sleeps. We know they will be back soon with their next attempt to make extreme changes to abortion legislation, so you will need to be ready to ensure there is a strong response from the public against their next attempt.
In the meantime, thank you again for all your help on achieving this significant victory – and make sure you celebrate tonight