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Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Chief Executive, P...
Posted on 18 May 2016.
Members of the RCM have expressed outrage on hearing of the stance taken by Prof Warwick, their chief executive, who has signed up their Union in support of a campaign to abolish the upper time limit on abortion.  This decision was reached by all accounts without any consultation of member midwives. It has also been brought to public attention that... 
On anniversary of legalisation, reminder of aborti...
Posted on 27 October 2015.
On the 48th anniversary of the passage of the Abortion Act, the ProLife Alliance has been reminded of the worrying lack of awareness of abortion and of its consequences. A health care worker in his 50s called the Alliance to ask if pictures which he had seen of aborted babies were true representations, or if they had been edited to make abortion seem... 
Sex-Selective Abortion in India...
Posted on 4 September 2013.
The census undertaken in India in 2011 shows that the problem of sex-selective abortion in India is getting worse. In 1941 there were 1010 six-year old girls for every 1000 six- year old boys.  That number declined to 927 girls for every 1000 boys in 2001, as medical advances made it easier and cheaper to detect the sex of the unborn child and... 
Puzzling statement from Marie Stopes...
Posted on 11 June 2012.
    Tracey O'Neill of Marie Stopes warned yesterday in an article in the Sunday Times that the financial crisis is the root cause of the increase in abortions for women in their 30s. In her words 'There is good evidence that, in a recession, women delay marriage and taking out mortgages into their late 20s. That in turn... 
Why do women have abortions?...
Posted on 29 May 2012.
This question is complex and often difficult to answer, but in Scotland the statistics are linked to social deprivation categories and numbers of abortions are higher where there is greater poverty (see table below).   Deprivation (SIMD) quintile NHS board of residence 1 – Most deprived 2 3 4 5 – Least deprived Scotland 16.0 13.3 11.5 10.0 8.5 Ayrshire... 
More of the same tragic figures as Abortion Statis...
Posted on 29 May 2012.
Each year when the Abortion Statistics are published the ProLife Alliance, together with all colleagues who defend the right to life of every child in the womb, continues to hope that at last we will see some signs of a turning of the abortion tide.  We look desperately for some real indication that the relentless termination of unborn life in... 
Can we trust Department of Health statistics on ab...
Posted on 22 March 2012.
The Daily Telegraph has published a very brief article on the subject of a study published on 7th March 2012 in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Apart from the horror of reading that 16 babies were born alive and left to die in 2006 there are further shocking revelations in this article.  Table 4 shows huge underreporting of abortions... 
Abortion most certainly does affect women’s ment...
Posted on 16 December 2011.
When the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges published their so-called Systematic Review of Induced Abortion and Women’s Mental Health last week, we immediately drew attention to the way in which the robust evidence of US Professor Priscilla Coleman, which does find significant co-relationship between abortion and mental health problems, had been... 
Young Christians more committed to pro-life issues...
Posted on 9 August 2011.
Over two thirds of young Christians (69%) believe that abortion is a very important issue, compared to just 31% of those aged over 65, a ComRes survey has discovered. Young people (18-35 year olds) also considered euthanasia to be a more important issue than those over 65, with 66% considering it to be ‘very important’ against 33%. The poll,... 
At last: Department of Health releases statistics...
Posted on 4 July 2011.
The Department of Health (DoH) has at last released details of grounds justifying late abortions for fetal health reasons, after a David and Goliath legal battle lasting over 6 years, which started when the ProLife Alliance (PLA) first asked for these statistics under a Freedom of Information request in February 2005. Previously, this information had... 
No shortage of NHS cash for abortions and no reduc...
Posted on 24 May 2011.
The Department of Health (DoH) has today published the Abortion Statistics for England and Wales 2010. The latest statistics (*), completing the first decade of the Millennium, present an extremely sad picture for England and Wales, with abortion figures averaging over 195,000 a year, and in 2010 a recorded 196,109 which is slightly up on the previous... 
ProLife Alliance case upheld in the High Court...
Posted on 21 April 2011.
In our longstanding case regarding the transparency of statistics on late abortion, we are delighted to report that the High Court has ruled against the Department of Health. Please see the attached link for details including an interview with Josephine Quintavalle, speaking for the ProLife Alliance outside the High Court.  Read More →
Obfuscation on the Abortion Front ­- Freedom of I...
Posted on 17 April 2011.
It is ten years since a statistic for one late abortion (post 24 weeks) for cleft palate, published in the 2001 Abortion Statistics, triggered what has become a very lengthy battle over freedom of information in relation to the statistical reporting of termination of pregnancy. On Monday 18 April the legal battle continues in the High Court, as the... 
The Times reports on ‘success’ of the Governme...
Posted on 24 November 2010.
Joanna Sugden reports in the Times today (24/11/10) on the perceived success of the Government’s strategy to reduce the conception rate among schoolgirls. The ProLife Alliance disagrees. According to the ProLife Alliance’s calculations the percentage of abortions of 49.4% given in the article is inaccurate. The true rate is 47% for under 18s overall... 
Abortion – What we need to know...
Posted on 16 November 2010.
In 2007, Channel 4 aired a very comprehensive documentary on abortion entitled ‘Abortion – what we need to know’. The ProLife Alliance recommends this earlier Dispatches programme as it focuses on issues very much under debate today, three years later. The programme can be seen on the attached link.  Read More →
Encouraging new survey on informed consent...
Posted on 27 October 2010.
A telephone survey conducted by ComRes on behalf of Christian Concern of 1001 UK adults has found great support for better information on abortion. The survey was timed to coincide with the 43rd anniversary of the Abortion Act. • 89% of those polled support a woman’s right to know the physical, psychological and emotional risks associated with... 
New Study on the Psychological Harm of Abortion...
Posted on 31 August 2010.
A new study entitled Late-Term Elective Abortion and Susceptibility to Post-traumatic Stress Symptoms has been published in the Journal of Pregnancy by Dr Priscilla Coleman of Bowling Green State University in the US.   This is the first study ever to show detail of the experiences of women having early abortions (up to 12 weeks) compared to those... 
What does the abortion procedure involve?...
Posted on 8 May 2009.
The information below is taken from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists website. We have simply included a clear explanation of any euphemism in brackets: Medical abortion – after 9 weeks of pregnancy [when the unborn baby has a gestational age of 9 weeks – at 9 weeks the baby’s face is forming, the brain is developing,... 
How developed is the baby at different stages of p...
Posted on 8 May 2009.
The following information is taken from the NHS pregnancy care planner. The description of the baby’s development indicates how quickly the baby develops, and exposes how euphemistic the descriptions of abortion are. Note that the ages, unless otherwise indicated, are gestational i.e. refer not to the baby’s actual age but to the first... 
Everyone should watch this amazing baby video...
Posted on 26 April 2009.
Beautiful video of the unborn baby’s development, just click here  Read More →
Video of unborn baby’s development...
Posted on 11 January 2009.
This video simply shows the unborn baby’s development. These are the simple facts that should guide the debate on abortion.  Read More →
Video explaining the reality of suction abortion...
Posted on 1 November 2008.
Watch this video which explains suction abortion. The video also challenges one of the most common misconceptions that being prolife is only a religious point of view. The video demonstrates that the reality of abortion is the same, regardless of whether you are religious or not.  Read More →
Science and Technology Committee abortion inquiry...
Posted on 16 October 2007.
Oct 16, 2007 ProLife Alliance submission to the Select Committee on Science and Technology inquiry into scientific developments relating to the Abortion Act 1967 1 Introduction 1.1 The ProLife Alliance (PLA) was established in 1997 with the aim of securing the right to life of all human beings from conception to natural death. 1.2 PLA takes this opportunity...