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Action alert – New NI SoS appointed, email your MP to put pressure on him to oppose NI extreme abortion law

As you have probably heard, the Prime Minister and Dominic Cummings have just finished off a big reshuffle of the Cabinet today. Our vocal pro-life ally, Jacob Rees-Mogg, thankfully kept his role as Leader of the House of Commons.

The most important appointment, however, was the news that we have a new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis.   

He will now be a key decision-maker on whether the Government goes ahead with introducing the extreme framework that his predecessor, Julian Smith, proposed.

It is therefore vital that MPs write to the Prime Minister and Brandon Lewis highlighting the key issues with the proposed framework, so that we can get this on the new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland’s radar now.

We have set-up an email function on our website that will allow you to send an email to your MP urging them to take action on this. It only takes 30-seconds at the link below.


Once you have emailed your MP, please do encourage friends and family to email their MP.

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