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Stand With Her demonstration – Tuesday 25 June

Three Court of Appeal judges have ruled that doctors must not perform an abortion on a woman with a learning disability ( you can read full details here).

This is an absolutely brilliant outcome for the mother, her baby and their extended family.

That said, this horrific original ruling should never have happened in the first place. It is totally unacceptable that a mother had to go to the Court of Appeal to stop the state forcing a late-term abortion on her daughter.

Please join us for a demonstration outside Parliament to:

1/ Show our solidarity with this women, her baby and her wider family who have had to go through this terrible ordeal.

2/ Stand in solidarity with all women who have been forced into an abortion in the UK, as unfortunately it likely that this is not a one-off case – and we will be calling on the Department of Health to urgently reveal how many women have been forced by a hospital to have an abortion against their will in the UK and make it clear how they will ensure no women and family will ever have to go through this again.

Event details:
6:30pm-7:30pm
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Houses of Parliament, Statue of George V, Abingdon Street, London, SW1P 3JY – https://goo.gl/maps/cjmGTuH7eqfqePG28

Please note: This will be a peaceful event and so we ask that all our attendees conduct themselves respectfully and follow the directions of our coordinator. Posters will be provided for those attending. These poster have been put together to focus on the event and the key messaging we want to communicate to the Government and to be shown in the media. Participants do not need to bring along their own posters.

The demonstration will include people who will be coming from around the country and supporters from a number of organisations including the Alliance of Pro-Life Students, CBR UK, Good Counsel Network, London Irish United for Life, March For Life UK, Life Charity, Society for Protection of Unborn Children, Rachel’s Vineyard and Right To Life UK.

Please do encourage friend and family to attend by sharing this event. You can do easily this by sharing the Facebook event here.

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