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Thousands of Brits leave Netflix over abortion case funding

Over 4000 people in 24 hours in the UK have committed to boycotting Netflix in response to Netflix’s commitment to funding a legal challenge to Georgia’s new abortion law.

Right To Life UK launched a campaign on Sunday morning calling on people around the United Kingdom to boycott Netflix because of they have committed to funding a legal challenge to Georgia’s new abortion law which grants near total legal protection to unborn children. If you plan to boycott Netflix but fear that you will miss their services, there are plenty of alternatives which don’t get involved in abortion law. For example, you could try LeonFlix from KubaDownload instead.

The conflict between Netflix and the state of Georgia began on the 7th May when Georgia’s Governor, Brian Kemp, signed a law that grants near total legal protection to unborn children. House Bill 481 restricts abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected except in cases of rape, incest, physical medical emergencies, and pregnancies deemed “medically futile.”

Since then streaming giant Netflix has committed to taking an active role in funding the legal challenge to this law which protects unborn lives. Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, said: “…we will work with the ACLU and others to fight it in court.” Everyone who uses Netflix will be indirectly helping to fund a pro-abortion effort to prevent a law that protects unborn from coming into effect.

The boycott coincides with an expected possible hit to subscriber numbers following an announcement on May 30 that they will be increasing prices.

Netflix’s next stage of growth will come from markets outside the West, such as South America, Africa and the Middle East. Polling shows many of the markets take a strong pro-life stance on abortion, so while the move may appeal to certain ‘woke’ sub-markets in the West, it may also have a big impact on future growth of the service in these new markets.

Alongside funding the legal case, Netflix have also threatened to suspend filming in Georgia if it’s pro-life laws should come into effect. Disney have joined Netflix in their threat to boycott Georgia.

Right To Life UK spokesperson Clare McCarthy said:

“I, along with many others, have cancelled my Netflix subscription today. I cannot support a company that I know is actively trying to promote abortion by doing everything it can to ensure the rights of unborn children are not recognised in law.

We have been amazed at the response to our campaign calling on a boycott of Netflix. We launched the campaign on Sunday morning and within 24 hours over 4000 people have committed to boycotting Netflix.

We are calling on the public to make it clear that they will be boycotting Netflix until they withdraw their commitment to funding legal action to remove protections for unborn children in Georgia.

Polling on attitudes towards abortion shows Netflix has millions of subscribers around the world that do not subscribe to this kind of pro-abortion ideology. If you are pro-life, perhaps it’s time to consider cancelling your Netflix subscription as well?”

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:

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