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How you can help get the word out about the Both Lives Pledge

We are now facing a true crossroads this election. The make-up of the next parliament will decide whether we will lose all remaining protections for the unborn child, introducing abortion up to birth or, go the other way, introducing positive new protections that will save lives.

TAKE ACTION

It needs to be absolutely clear to your local candidates that the people in your constituency are against introducing extreme abortion laws in the UK and are instead supporting measures to further protect the unborn child and support mothers.

This is where you can help. We need to get the word out as far and wide as possible so that as many people as possible ask their MP candidates to sign the Both Lives Pledge.

Below is a list of simple actions you can take to help get the word out today. Please do consider doing at least one of these actions and if you do have more time, please do complete more of them.

1. Change your profile picture on Facebook
Change your Facebook profile picture to the ‘I’m voting for Both Lives’ profile picture. This will help thousands more people know about the Both Lives Pledge.


2. Get the word out through your local community groups or churches
Approach local community groups or churches and ask if they will mention the Both Lives Pledge in their newsletters, directly to their supporters // parishioners at events or services, in emails, by distributing flyers etc. When you click the button below, you will see that we’ve written a draft message for you, so this should only take a couple of minutes.

(Click here to print off flyers which can be distributed)


3. Ask friends or family to sign the Both Lives Pledge
Message or email friends and family asking them to write to their candidates. When you click the button below, you will see that we’ve written draft messages for you, so this should only take 30-seconds.


4. Share the Both Lives Pledge on social media
Share the Both Lives Pledge on Facebook or Twitter.


5. Organise a local MP candidate hustings
Organise a hustings session for your local candidates and during the hustings ask them to key questions on life issues.

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