General Election 2019: Help ensure pro-life candidates are elected
As you will know, a Westminster election will be held on Thursday 12 December. Following the imposition of Europe’s most extreme and barbaric abortion law on Northern Ireland, this election may well be the most important one yet for unborn children in Northern Ireland. We must make sure every unborn baby has a voice in Parliament!
With this general election coming up, now is the time to be building up the pressure on politicians to reverse this inhumane, cruel and totally undemocratic law. With all meaningful legal protection stripped away from children in the womb in Northern Ireland, it has never been more important to vote for candidates who will give them a much-needed voice. When it comes to protecting life, this election is crucial.
There are 18 Westminster constituencies in Northern Ireland, meaning 18 seats out of 650 in the Commons are up for grabs. The DUP holds 10 seats, whilst radically pro-abortion Sinn Féin has seven - but its MPs do not take their seats due to a long-standing policy of abstentionism - and independent unionist MP Lady Hermon holds North Down.
We need to ensure that pro-abortion politicians are held to account by the electorate for the pivotal role they played in removing all legal protections from unborn children in Northern Ireland. Further, we need to make sure that politicians who stand up for life, and have a consistent pro-life voting record, are elected in order to give the most defenceless and vulnerable in our society, the unborn, a voice and a platform. With Westminster’s deadly and devastating abortion legislation now law in Northern Ireland, we have a duty to do everything we can to make certain this barbaric law is reversed.
If you are a member of a political party, it will be useful if you:
1. Attend candidate selection meetings for your local party
2. Ask each of the candidates whether or not they would vote for pro-life policies if they became an MP in Parliament
3. Make sure you vote in the selection and encourage other party members you know to do the same.
Make your vote count for unborn babies
On your ballot paper, mark an X beside the pro-life candidate of your choice.
What are the Political Parties’ views on abortion?
Alliance Party: The Party has no policy on protecting unborn babies. All their Members in the NI Assembly voted to legalise the killing of unborn babies. In 2018, Alliance Party members signed a letter with pro-abortion Westminster MPs calling for the legalised killing of unborn babies to be forced on Northern Ireland. Telephone 028 9032 4274 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Aontú: The Party says “Aontú is 100% pro-life...” and “...seeks to protect the right to life of every individual human being at all stages of their lives...”
Telephone 00353 87 2707985 / Email email@example.com
DUP (Democratic Unionist Party): The DUP say it is a pro-life party and “...will continue to promote the dignity and sanctity of all human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life.”
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 “censorship zones” to ban pro-life groups offering help to women outside abortion referral agencies. 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 028 9023 1628 / Email firstname.lastname@example.org
SDLP (Social Democratic and Labour Party): The Party voted to drop its long standing pro-life policy in 2018 and now has no policy on protecting unborn babies. Party Leader Colum Eastwood and Claire Hanna MLA signed a letter with pro-abortion Westminster MPs to undemocratically force the British abortion law onto Northern Ireland that was implemented on October 21st. SDLP also walked out of the Stormont Chamber that day – meaning there was no ‘nationalist’ representation. The first Stormont session in almost three years was forced to come to an end. SDLP betrayed unborn babies and their mothers that day. Contact the Party for individual candidates’ views on abortion. Telephone 028 9052 1282 / Email email@example.com
Sinn Féin: The Party supports abortion for any reason, right up to the moment of birth. In July 2018, Party Leaders Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill signed a letter with pro-abortion Westminster MPs calling for the legalised killing of unborn babies to be forced on Northern Ireland. Their Campaign slogan after the Referendum to legalise abortion in the Republic of Ireland was “The North is Next.” Further, the Party directly supported and played an enormous role in the imposition of abortion on Northern Ireland. Despite the Party not taking their seats at Westminster due to their long standing policy ofabstentionism , Party Leaders Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill travelled to Westminster on a range of occasions to meet with Labour MP and the woman responsible for the law which legalised abortion in Northern Ireland, Stella Creasy. The point of the meetings was to ask Stella Creasy MP to force abortion on women and babies here against the democratic will of the people. Abortion was imposed on Northern Ireland on October 22nd after Sinn Féin refused to return to the Stormont Chamber to halt Westminster’s horrific abortion legislation, which has now forced abortion up-to-28 weeks (7 months) on the people of the North. Telephone 028 9034 7350 / Email firstname.lastname@example.org
TUV (Traditional Unionist Voice): The TUV say the Party is “solidly pro-life”
and will continue to oppose any weakening of our pro-life laws.
Telephone 028 9052 1461 / Email email@example.com
UUP (Ulster Unionist Party): The Party has no policy on protecting unborn babies. Some of their members are pro-life but some are pro-abortion.
Contact the Party for individual candidates’ views on abortion.
Telephone 028 9047 4630 / Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Parties & Independents: For information on other Parties’ or Independent Politicians’ views on abortion, please contact Precious Life - 028 9027 8484
What must I do?
Before you vote on 12 December, contact the candidates in your constituency and ask them where they stand on the abortion issue. If a candidate cannot promise to protect the right to life of unborn children in all circumstances, they cannot be considered a suitable candidate for public office – no matter how appealing their other policies may be. If a candidate is unwilling to protect the life of a little unborn baby, how can they respect your value and dignity as a human being?
REMEMBER! - without the right to life, all other rights are meaningless
There are many ways to contact your candidates. Some of the most commonly used methods are: phone; email; sending letters; Facebook; Twitter; visiting their Constituency Office.
For the candidates contact details, see the inside page - “What are the Political Parties’ views on abortion?” or telephone Precious Life on 028 9027 8484 for further details. You can also help the “VOTE Pro-Life”Campaign by distributing more leaflets to your family, friends, church, and community. Contact Precious Life to request more leaflets.