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Five days left to stop the introduction of Europe’s most extreme abortion law to NI – Take action now

There are now just over five days left to bring back the Northern Ireland Assembly (Stormont) and stop the introduction of Europe’s most extreme abortion regime to Northern Ireland.

Sinn Fein and the DUP are meeting tomorrow (Thursday) for an intensive phase of final talks and the DUP have announced that they are willing to now return to Stormont “without pre-condition”.

It is now vital that, ahead of Thursday, MLAs/MPs/party leaders receive a flood of emails making it clear that the people of Northern Ireland are demanding that they must reconvene Stormont this week.

We have this launched an email function with a new ‘final week’ pre-written letter, outlining a series of new important points, that we need to get in front of MLAs/MPs/party leaders now.

If you are from Northern Ireland, please urgently click the button below and take 30-seconds to send your ‘final week’ email.

Once you have sent your email, please then make sure as many people are emailing their MLAs by sharing the page with friends and family – and doing everything you can to get the word out and ensure we get a maximum number of emails to all involved before the talks begin on Thursday.

If you live outside Northern Ireland, please visit our Bring Back Stormont campaign for more information on actions you can take to help bring back Stormont during these final days.

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