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Pro-abortion plot to hijack Coronavirus Bill fails

We just wanted to update you with some very good news.

In our last update we mentioned that the abortion lobby were going to be bringing forward amendments to the Coronavirus Bill in the House of Lords to use it to make very big changes to abortion provision.

These amendments were brought forward by pro-abortion peers in the Lords. One amendment would have reduced the number of doctors who sign off on an abortion from two to one, along with allowing midwives and nurses to also sign off on terminations. The other would have introduced home ‘DIY’ abortions, the second attempt this week by the abortion lobby to achieve this. If the amendments had been accepted, this would have been the biggest change to abortion provision since 1967.

Thankfully the Government came out strongly against the amendments making it clear that it was totally inappropriate to be making such a monumental and divisive change to abortion law as an amendment to a fast-tracked piece of legislation designed to save lives from Coronavirus.

Thank you again to our supporters around the country who made contact with their MPs this week urging them to put pressure on the Government to not accept these amendments. This helped make it much easier for the Government to hold strong against the abortion lobby’s demands.

The abortion lobby are again furious about the Government not giving in on this and we expect to see them back exploiting the Coronavirus crisis again once Parliament is back on April 21st.

NORTHERN IRELAND

Thank you to everyone from Northern Ireland who has had an opportunity to email their MLAs to call for new legislation to be introduced to repeal the extreme abortion regime that has been imposed on NI this week. There has been a very large number of emails sent to MLAs making it clear that this extreme regime must be repealed. If you have not done so already, please do email your MLAs by clicking here.

For those of you who do not live in Northern Ireland or who have already emailed their MLAs, please do help us get the word out about the Save Lives: Repeal campaign by sharing the campaign on social media.

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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