Earlier this year the Northern Ireland Assembly voted on the Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill and it it passed Second Stage by 48 votes to 12.
The Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill will remove the current grounds in the Northern Ireland abortion regulations that were imposed on Northern Ireland that allow abortion for ‘severe fetal impairment’.
Under these grounds in the regulations, 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.
The Northern Ireland Health Committee is now undertaking a consultation on the Bill and is seeking submissions from the public.
It is important that as many people as possible submit to the consultation in support of the Bill to clearly show that there is widespread support for this important change.
Today we have launched a tool which makes it easy to make your submission quickly. Please click the button below to make your submission now.
We are currently hiring for a number of positions across media, public affairs, digital and development.
In particular we are looking to urgently fill positions in our Public Affairs team, to ensure that we have the right team in place ahead of our opposition making further attempts to introduce radical changes to abortion law, which is expected to happen later in the year.
We are looking for highly-skilled, hard-working, professional individuals to join us.
If this is of interest to you or if you know of anyone that would be suitable for one of the positions, please click the button below to view the roles we are looking to hire for and learn how to apply.
Thank you for your ongoing support.