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General Election 2019: How you can help get pro-life candidates selected

We have analysed the voting records of the 61 MPs that have stood down so far: 44 of the 61 (72%) have a predominantly pro-abortion voting record in Parliament, and only 17 (28%) of them have a predominantly pro-life voting record.

What is now important is that pro-life candidates are selected in seats where a party is selecting a new candidate to stand in the election.

If you are a member of a party we have outlined some simple steps below which you can take to help have a pro-life candidate selected for your local constituency.

  1. Find out when your local candidate selection meeting is taking place – as these are announced, we will be adding these to the bottom of this page.

  2. Find out if questions for the candidates have to be submitted before the meeting, and if so, ensure that your question is submitted.

  3. Attend the candidate selection meetings and encourage any other members who are pro-life to attend.

  4. Ask each of the candidates a question that will help indicate whether they would vote pro-life if they became an MP. We have spoken to people in a number of the parties and they have suggested that asking a question on assisted suicide will be the most helpful. This is likely to be an issue that will arise in the next Parliament, is a reasonably good indicator that they are also likely to vote pro-life on abortion and is generally easier for candidates to speak on in a meeting than discussing the issue of abortion. Here is a sample question:

    In 2015 MPs voted overwhelmingly by 330 to 119 to reject a Bill to introduce assisted suicide to England and Wales. All major disability rights groups in Britain (including Disability Rights UK, SCOPE, UKDPC and Not Dead Yet UK) oppose any change in the law. Would you oppose any future attempts to introduce assisted suicide?

  5. Make sure you vote in the selection and encourage other members you know to do the same.

  6. Once a candidate is selected, please email us (info@righttolife.org.uk), to let us know how they responded to your questions. 

Seats where new candidates are being selected:

If you have intelligence on a meeting that will be taking place, please email us at info@righttolife.org.uk and we will add them below.

CONSERVATIVE

England and Wales

  • Aberconwy
  • Aylesbury
  • Beaconsfield
  • Bracknell
  • Broadland (due to select on 6th November)
  • Cities of London and Westminster (due to select on Sunday 3rd November)
  • Derbyshire Dales
  • Devizes (due to select on 9th November)
  • East Devon
  • East Surrey
  • Eastleigh
  • Eddisbury (due to select on 7th November)
  • Guildford
  • Hastings and Rye
  • Loughborough
  • Meriden
  • Mid Sussex
  • Milton Keynes North
  • Newbury (due to select on 10th November)
  • North Devon
  • North East Bedfordshire (due to select on 7th November)
  • Orpington (due to select on 8th November)
  • Penrith and the Borders
  • Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner (due to select on 7th November)
  • Runnymede and Weybridge
  • Rutland and Melton
  • Sevenoaks (due to select on 10th November)
  • South Cambridgeshire
  • South Ribble
  • South West Hertfordshire (due to select on 8th November)
  • Stourbridge
  • Truro and Falmouth

Scotland

  • Aberdeen South
  • Ayr, Carrick, and Cumnock

H/T – Conservative Home.

LABOUR

  • West Bromwich West (West Midlands).
  • Dudley North.
  • Ynys Mon
  • Cynon Valley 
  • Coventry North West
  • Ashfield
  • Warrington North (North West).
  • Wrexham
  • Coventry South
  • Poplar and Limehouse 
  • Bassetlaw 
  • Vauxhall
  • Luton North. Applications have opened.
  • Rother Valley
  • Liverpool Riverside.
  • Pontypridd (Wales). Selecting on November 5th
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • City of Durham 
  • Blyth Valley
  • Ealing North
  • Liverpool West Derby (North West). Stephen Twigg → selecting on November 3rd (shortlist here)
  • Erith and Thamesmead

H/T – Labour List

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

  • North Norfolk
  • Twickenham
  • South Cambridgeshire

THE INDEPENDENT GROUP FOR CHANGE

  • Stockport
  • Enfield North

OTHER PARTIES

  • We will be adding constituency lists for other parties as we source these.

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