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Magazine uses social media to teach girls how to get abortion without parental knowledge

Teen Vogue have been social media to encourage children to have abortions without parental knowledge.

The magazine is directed towards teenage girls and it was found to be using the social media platform ‘Snapchat’ to instruct teenagers about how to obtain an abortion without their parents’ knowledge or consent.

The founder of the Canadian pro-life group Choice42, Laura Klassen, shared a post on Facebook which included screenshots from Snapchat.

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In the images, Teen Vogue tells teens, “Having access to abortion should be your right, regardless of your parents’ beliefs. Unfortunately, not every state legislature agrees…” and then goes on to instruct teens how best to avoid their parents.

“You know your parents best, and if you feel their reactions might be hostile, you should act accordingly,” says another Snap. “Regardless, it’s always best to tell your parents as long as you feel safe. No matter what your parents’ abstract views are, they might behave far more tenderly when their own child needs access to abortion care.”

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In reaction to these images many asserted their parental right as primary educators of their children to know and be involved in such intrusive procedures, and pointed out that abortion is not medicine, because pregnancy is not a disease.

Abortion is available in England and Wales to children from under the age of 16 without parental knowledge or consent, if they are thought to understand the nature and consequences of abortion.

Spokesperson for Right To Life UK, Catherine Robinson said:

“This should be a real wake up call for many parents. It remains unclear to what extent targeted promotion of abortion to teenage girls via social media is taking place. Even if it is not currently happening, there is no reason to think it cannot or will not.”

“At the very least, it remains grossly irresponsible for Teen Vogue to attempt to encourage teenagers to have abortions, particularly without the knowledge or consent of their parents.”

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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:

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