Urgent action to defeat abortion bill
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A dangerous new abortion bill is coming up in the House of Commons on Tuesday 23 October 2018. This is another bill being introduced by Diana Johnson, the Labour MP for Hull North, which again seeks to remove criminal sanctions for abortion, in other words to decriminalise abortion.
The bill is being introduced under the Ten Minute Rule. Such bills are used to raise a particular issue in the House of Commons and do not generally reach the statute book. However, the outcome of Ms Johnson's bill will be significant in terms of future parliamentary action by the pro-abortion lobby.
Targeting the basic legal protection against abortion
Ms Johnson wants to repeal Sections 58 & 59 of the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act. This Act is the primary law which governs abortion in Northern Ireland. This is also the basic legal protection against abortion in England and Wales.
If Ms Johnson is successful on 23 October, this could lead to changes in the law which would remove any effective legal protection for unborn babies and their mothers in Northern Ireland and also in England and Wales.
If the 1861 Act is changed this would:
- Leave no effective law regulating abortion.*
Vulnerable women would be at greater risk from abusive men.
- Open up commercial opportunities for online and over-the-counter abortion pill sales, creating a 'back street' abortion culture.
- Do away with a requirement for two doctors to say an abortion is 'necessary'.
- Leave virtually no protection for freedom of conscience for medical professionals.
* Repealing sections 58 & 59 would make the 1967 Abortion Act redundant
It is vital that we win the vote on Tuesday 23 October 2018
Please order our campaign postcards for distribution among family and friends and at your church. The postcards enable you to send a message to your MP urging him/her to vote against Diana Johnson.
You can use the form on right hand side of this page (or below on mobile) to order postcards, or give us a call.
You can find out who your MP is here.
This bill is the most severe threat to the lives of unborn babies and the welfare of their mothers, in decades.
Thank you for your continuing support in this dark period of pro-life history.