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Final 24 hours before the biggest vote on abortion since 1967

Thank you to everyone who has emailed their MP and helped get the word out this weekend. There has been an amazing response – MPs are getting a very large amount of emails on this.

We are now less than 24 hours away from facing the biggest single threat to the lives of unborn children since the Abortion Act was introduced in 1967. It is vital that these amendments are defeated on Monday evening. 

A FINAL PUSH TO STOP THESE EXTREME CHANGES

We need your help to ensure that over the next 24 hours MPs receive a very large number of emails from constituents asking them to oppose these amendments. Even if your MP would usually support more extensive abortion legislation, you can encourage them to oppose these amendments as they detract from the Bill designed to protect people from domestic abuse and slow its progress through parliament.

This final push will ensure MPs realise just how many people oppose these extreme abortion amendments, and will be wary of the backlash they will likely face if they support these terrible proposals on Monday evening.

Remember, if the abortion lobby is successful, this will highly likely result in many more unborn babies losing their lives to abortion. 

If you have not already emailed your MP, please click here to do so now.

Please do think about how you can dedicate some time over this final 24-hour push to encourage as many people as possible to contact their MP. Just a few minutes of your time could have a significant impact on how MPs vote on Monday evening.

An easy way to do this is to forward this email to at least another 10 other people asking them to email their MPs urgently. 

Alternatively, if it is easier, please use one of the buttons below to send an email to at least another 10 friends or family members – or message at least another 10 friends over WhatsApp.

Thank you for your help over these critical final hours.

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