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Vote For Life campaign launched ahead of European election on May 23rd

Today we have launched our Vote For Life campaign to encourage people to vote pro-life this European election on may 23rd. We have made it easy to find out where your MEP candidates stand on abortion. Please take 30 seconds to use our easy to use tool below which sends a letter to your MEP candidates asking them where they would vote on three key areas relating to abortion.

Click here to find out where your MEP candidates stand on abortion now

Why is it important to find out where your MEP’s stand on abortion and vote for life?

Although it is likely that elected MEPs will only hold their positions for a short period of time ahead of the UK leaving the European Union, it is still important to find out their position on abortion.

Many of these candidates will likely go on to stand as MP candidates in UK elections in the future, so demonstrating to them that abortion is an important issue to many people in the UK is very helpful. It is also helpful for us to have data on who of this group are pro-life so that we have this information on file for later in their careers and can communicate this to constituents to help inform them ahead of voting. Finally, if there is a further delay to the UK leaving the European Union, this increases the likelihood of a vote on abortion happening during the time this group of MEPs are sitting at the European Parliament, so having a larger group of pro-life MEPs there will help secure better numbers on a vote.

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