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Big summer festivals used as pro-abortion funding vehicle

Those wishing to buy alcoholic beverages at this summer’s music festivals in Ireland, will have to do so from a company using these events to fund pro-abortion campaign groups.

The Workers’ Beer Co is the only supplier of alcohol to eight large music events in June and July, and its bars will be staffed by activists from Alliance for Choice and the Abortion Rights Campaign.

The events will host: Snow Patrol (June 7, Malahide), Metallica (June 8, Slane), Mumford and Sons (June 14 and 15, Malahide), Noel Gallagher (June 16, Malahide), George Ezra (June 21, Malahide), Lana Del Rey (June 22, Malahide), and the Longitude festival (Marlay Park, July 5-7).

These are expected to draw in upwards of 100,000 people and it is unclear whether concert attendees are aware the gigs are being used as a means to finance these campaign groups.

Workers’ Beer Company runs bars at music events across the British Isles, which are staffed by volunteers from activist groups, like Abortion Rights.

Alliance for Choice is a Belfast-based counterpart to the Abortion Rights campaign in the Republic.

Denise Walker, who is on the Irish committee of the Workers Beer Co, told the News Letter Alliance for Choice will not be at every gig, but Abortion Rights Campaign will.

The pro-life group, Both Lives Matter, have highlight that this puts pro-life attendees in a difficult position because their can be no meaningful boycott of this practice. First, because there are no other alcohol vendors and second, because the activists groups are funded based on the number of activists provided, not on the volume of alcohol sold.

As Dawn McAvoy, from Both Lives Matter has said: “This year if you want a drink, there is no choice other than to be ‘pro-choice’.”

“We all like to choose which charity or campaign our money goes to, as not every cause is equal. Perhaps it’s time for a bit more choice.”

The Abortion Rights lobby group has been involved with Workers Beer Co for a number of years, but it seems that many festival goers probably have no idea what they are inadvertently funding.

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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:

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