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RTL Internship Programme 2016/2017

Right To Life is launching its internship scheme for 2016/2017. The purpose of this programme is to introduce student right-to-lifers and new graduates to the world of the right-to-life movement and its work in Westminster.

Successful applicants will be able to work in the right-to-life office in central London, on the cutting edge of contemporary pro-life research and campaigning in the UK. They will be introduced to the UK Parliament, and to the creative world behind effective behind-the-scenes right-to-life activism.

We are looking for strongly-motivated individuals who feel they can contribute to the right-to-life cause on beginning-of-life (abortion; embryo-destructive research and practice) or end-of-life (assisted suicide; euthanasia) issues and bioethical controversies. Areas of work can include:

  • Media (e.g. online content, press relations)
  • Research (e.g. academic, statistical, political)
  • Digital (e.g. web design, videography, photography, copy-writing)
  • Project Management (e.g. campaign strategy, event organisation)

Those doing or possessing degrees (or who have experience) that is most relevant to our work will have an advantage, but we will discern the best candidates according to character also.

All RTL interns are given a specific campaign area on which they will work, and are paired with a senior member of staff for mentoring. The time of internships is flexible, though we anticipate high demand in Reading Weeks and between Academic Terms.

If you would like to apply, please e-mail info@righttolife.org.uk a covering letter detailing why you would like to intern at RTL, and attaching a CV. We will respond promptly to all candidates, and those successfully considered will be offered an interview either in Westminster or via Skype.

Good luck!

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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