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Pro-life charity launches heartfelt election ad spot, ahead of polling day

UK pro-life charity, Right To Life UK, has launched an emotive and rousing advert ahead of tomorrow’s general election.

Released on the eve of polling day, the sixty-second ad called Her Future encourages people from the UK to ensure that people remember the unborn and vote for life in the election tomorrow. 

The election is part of their 2019 Vote For Both Lives general election campaign which has involved thousands of people from around the United Kingdom contacting MP candidates and has resulted in over 100 MP candidates signing the campaign’s Both Lives Pledge.

The advertisement, an in-house media production, by Right To Life UK’s digital team, celebrates the miracle of every life – whether expected or unexpected, born or unborn – and the importance of using your vote to protect and support both lives this election.

The 2019 general election comes after what has arguably been the worst parliament on record when it comes to life issues after MPs in Westminster voted to impose Europe’s most extreme abortion law on Northern Ireland. 

Since the Conservatives took power in 2010, the Department for International Development has increased its contributions to the abortion giant Marie Stopes International (MSI) by over 1300% from £3,231,000 in 2006 to £48,173,000 in 2018.

The Labour Party manifesto, released last month, outlines (page 48) that the party is seeking to ‘decriminalise abortions’, which would introduce abortion, on-demand, for any reason, up to birth in the UK. It has prompted thousands of people to sign a petition urging Jeremy Corbyn to scrap the pledge.

The Liberal Democrats also pledged to ‘decriminalise’ abortion but limit this change to 24-weeks. They also pledged to “fund abortion clinics to provide their services free of charge to service users regardless of nationality or residency” and they have also committed to introducing ‘censorship zones’ around abortion clinics to make it a crime to offer support to women outside abortion clinics.

Right To Life UK are encouraging supporters to find out where their local candidates stand on abortion by visiting their recently launched candidate database tool which details voting records and which pledges a particular candidate has signed.

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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