Thanks to your support this year, a major attempt to introduce assisted suicide failed and we have been able to continue to put up a strong opposition to attempts by the abortion lobby to introduce an extreme abortion law.
Unfortunately, this is not the end for our opposition.
Next year we will be facing an even bigger challenge from our opposition than we did last year.
OUR OPPOSITION’S PLAN FOR 2023
In 2023 we will be facing major threats on both the beginning and end-of-life fronts.
- The first threat will be from the abortion lobby, who have made it clear that they want to hijack the Bill of Rights Bill to make abortion a ‘right’ in law.
We know that the abortion provider, BPAS, is pouring large amounts of money into expanding their lobbying and campaigning capabilities to secure this change in 2023.
This campaign has been very clear about what they want – abortion on demand, for any reason, up to birth.
A similar law was introduced to New Zealand in 2020 and data shows that the country saw a 43% increase in late-term abortions in 2020.
- The second threat will come from the assisted suicide lobby.
Following the defeat of their attempt to introduce assisted suicide this year, the assisted suicide lobby, led by the multi-million-pound outfit, Dignity in Dying, is currently running a large campaign in Parliament, through the media and online to put pressure on the Government to reconsider the legalisation of assisted suicide.
The first phase of this campaign has focused on attempting to get the Health and Social Care Committee to lead an inquiry into reviewing our law on assisted suicide. The Committee appears to have given in to this pressure from Dignity in Dying and this outfit will be spending a large amount of money trying to sway the inquiry to make a recommendation that there be a change in the law.
From there, the Government and Parliament will come under a sustained campaign of pressure to introduce assisted suicide to the UK – either through a Government Bill or the usual track of the assisted suicide lobby attempting to hijack another Bill.
If these major threats from our opposition are successful, it would be a disaster. Thousands of lives would be lost. We can’t sit on the sidelines and watch these extreme anti-life changes become a reality.
WE CAN ONLY DEFEAT THESE MAJOR THREATS WITH YOUR HELP
Support from people like you has meant that we have been able to have a significant impact over the last year.
This work fighting both the abortion and assisted suicide lobbies has made a huge dent in Right To Life UK’s limited resources.
To cover this gap and ensure we effectively defeat these proposals in 2023, we must raise at least £100,000 by midnight on Saturday 31 December 2022.
We are, therefore, appealing to you to please give as generously as you can. Every donation, no matter how small, will go towards saving the lives of the unborn and many others.
We know that, due to the cost of living crisis, many of us are under immense pressure financially at the moment. If this is the case for you, please ensure that your priority is your wellbeing and family during this period. If you are under financial pressure, we want to emphasise that we are not asking you to give at this time.
But for those who can help, we are asking that you consider making a donation.
WE NEED TO RAISE THESE FUNDS BY MIDNIGHT ON 31 DECEMBER
This next period is going to be absolutely vital in defeating this massive push and we need the financial resources in place to ensure that vulnerable lives are protected right across the UK.
The Health and Social Care Committee is closing the public submission to their Inquiry on assisted suicide in January, so our campaigning on this threat will need to hit the ground running at the start of 2023.
Amendments to introduce an extreme abortion law and assisted suicide will likely be brought forward to a Government Bill early in 2023. If our opposition were to bring these proposals forward in a Private Member’s Bill, we would have many months’ notice to prepare for an introduction of the Bill to Parliament.
With the amendment approach we expect them to take, we will have maximum notice of a couple of weeks, and possibly only a couple of days before we know it is being brought forward to Parliament and being voted on.
If we wait until a couple of weeks before these votes to launch our campaigns against these two separate threats, we will lose.
We, therefore, need the resources in place now.
This will ensure that we have enough time to educate politicians, the media and the wider public on the large negative impact these proposals will have, but we can only do this with your help.
If you believe that this extreme anti-life legislation must be stopped, please make a donation right now.
Thank you for your support of the thousands of vulnerable lives at risk during this critical time.