"Lobby for Life" Campaign
Why do I need to lobby for life?
Because our unborn children are under attack !
There is a concerted campaign to legalise abortion in Northern Ireland. Pro‑abortion groups are conspiring with pro-abortion politicians to change our pro‑life laws and legalise the killing of unborn children.
In our Assembly, David Ford of the Alliance Party has again put forward a Private Members’ Bill to legalise abortion of unborn babies with life-limiting disabilities - right up to birth ! David Ford’s ‘up-to-birth’ Abortion Bill has the support of the Alliance Party, the Green Party, Sinn Féin, and some members of the Ulster Unionist Party
The political instability in our Assembly could also cause Northern Ireland to return to ‘direct rule’ from Westminster. There is a very real danger that pro‑abortion MPs could then try to force the 1967 Abortion Act on Northern Ireland.
The Westminster Parliament has already interfered with the democratic process here, by agreeing to pay the cost of abortions for women from Northern Ireland who choose to go to England, Scotland, or Wales for the procedure.
Unborn children cannot speak for themselves so they need us to be their voice. It is vital that we make our voices heard. We need to “Lobby for Life” to ensure that our politicians protect the right to life of all unborn children..
REMEMBER! ...without the right to life, all other rights are meaningless.
What is lobbying?
Lobbying is when an individual (or a group) tries to persuade a politician in the Assembly or Parliament to support a particular policy or campaign. Lobbying can be done in person, by sending letters and emails or via social media.
Who can lobby?
Anyone can lobby their Assembly Member or MP but it is usually more effective if you can find other people who share your concerns or experiences to lobby with you as a group.
How can I "Lobby for Life?"
There are many ways to contact your politicians. Some of the most commonly used are: phone, email, sending letters, Facebook, Twitter, or by visiting their Constituency Office in person. Sending a personal message will have more impact than a template. It also allows you to explain your own reasons for asking for their support.
For contact details, see - “What are the Political Parties’ views on abortion?” or telephone Precious Life on 028 9027 8484 for further details.
You can also send your politicians a message at: http://www.theyworkforyou.com
The Lobby for Life Campaign is vital to defend our pro-life laws and ensure that every person, from the moment of conception, continues to be protected in Northern Ireland. For all the information and literature you require, please contact Precious Life for a Lobby for Life Information Pack.
Alternatively you can download our Lobby for Life leaflet here.
What are the Political Parties' views on abortion?
Alliance Party: The Party claims abortion is a “matter of conscience” for its members, but all their Assembly Members have voted to legalise the killing of unborn babies. For individual Alliance politician’s views on abortion, telephone 028 9032 4274 or email email@example.com
DUP (Democratic Unionist Party): The DUP say it is a pro-life party and has “stood by its commitment to family values and marriage and will continue to do so”. The DUP has also pledged to establish perinatal hospice care in Northern Ireland, for parents whoseunborn babies have been diagnosed with life-limiting disabilities.
Telephone 028 9065 4479 / email firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Party: The Party support the introduction of abortion-on-demand, right up to the moment of birth. They also want to set up “buffer zones” around abortion agencies, which will stop pro-life groups standing outside and prevent them from offering help to women. Green Party members also work alongside pro-abortion activist groups. Telephone 028 9145 9110 / email email@example.com
People Before Profit: The Party support the introduction of abortion-on-demand, right up to the moment of birth. Party members also work alongside pro-abortion activist groups. Telephone 079 2768 8875
SDLP (Social Democratic and Labour Party): The Party say, “The SDLP is a pro‑life Party with a long standing and consistent position on the protection of the life of the unborn child ...the SDLP is opposed to abortion and to any extension of the 1967 Abortion Act to Northern Ireland.”
Telephone 028 9024 7700 / email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sinn Féin: In 2016, the Party voted in the NI Assembly for a change in the law to allow abortion of unborn babies diagnosed with life‑limiting disabilities — right up to birth. Sinn Féin also voted at their 2015 Ard Fheis to remove protection for unborn children from the Irish Constitution. Telephone 028 9034 7350 / email email@example.com
TUV (Traditional Unionist Voice): The TUV say the Party is “solidly pro-life” and will continue to oppose any change in the abortion law. Telephone 028 9052 1461 / email firstname.lastname@example.org
UUP (Ulster Unionist Party): The Party say abortion is a “matter of conscience” for its members. Some of their Politicians are pro-life but some are pro-abortion. For individual candidates’ views on abortion, telephone 028 9047 4630 / email email@example.com
Other Parties & Independents: For information on other Parties’ and Independent Politicians’ views on abortion, please contact Precious Life - 028 9027 8484
How else can I help?
- YOU CAN ALSO HELP BY...
Becoming a member of Precious Life or Youth for Life NI
Taking part in local and national pro-life events and activities
Distributing our pro-life information
Donating to our life-saving campaigns
Precious Life, PO Box 425, Belfast, BT1 4YF
Tel: 028 9027 8484 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact us for our new campaign leaflet or download it here.
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