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Thank you and next steps

Thank you to everyone who invited their local politicians to the All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group’s parliamentary event on Tuesday. 

There was a very good turnout of MPs, peers, MSs, MLAs and MSPs who attended the event to hear experts cover the latest evidence on how ‘DIY’ home abortions are placing women at risk. 

We have put up an article on Right To Life News which covers full details of the event and includes a video of the event. You can view the article and video here.

TAKE ACTION

There is considerable concern from among medical professionals about the safety and safeguarding risks with ‘DIY’ home abortion. 

We are therefore working with a group of medical professionals to get as many names as possible on an open letter to the Prime Minister, the First Minister of Scotland and the First Minister of Wales calling on ‘home use’ abortion schemes to be revoked with immediate effect in order to protect the welfare of women. 

If you are a medical professional, please do click the button below to sign the letter.

If you are not a medical professional, you can still help. If you know of any sympathetic medical professionals please do let them know about the letter and encourage them to sign it.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

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