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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... 
Anne Furedi on Sex Selective Abortion...
Posted on 18 September 2013.
Gender selective abortion remains in the news this week, with these pieces from Anne Furedi and Ellie Lee on the legal settlement around abortion: i) http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/you_cant_be_pro_choice_only_when_you_like_the_choice/14032#.UjmGcysadSY ii) http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/the_case_of_gendered_abortion/14013#.UjmGHysadSZ  Read More →
Irish Abortion Bill Becomes Law...
Posted on 2 August 2013.
On Tuesday 30th July 2013 the Irish President signed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act into law.  While women have had the right to an abortion if their life is at risk since a court case in 1992, this Act sets out and confirms that right in law.  Importantly, it allows a woman to have an abortion if three doctors certify in good... 
Shocking US abortionist’s trial continues &#...
Posted on 12 April 2013.
As the inquest into the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar continues this week in Ireland, we witness extensive media coverage of the contested facts over the cause of her death. The abortion lobby are being particularly vocal, suggesting that Ireland urgently needs to liberalise its restrictive abortion laws in order to protect... 
Latest on Savita Inquest...
Posted on 11 April 2013.
We have all been following the Inquest into the death of Indian dentist, Savita Halappanavar, who tragically died in Ireland last October. There has been some good commentary on the findings of the Inquest addressing the key issues at hand, particularly from the Life Institite. See the following links to read the most recent updates: http://www.thelifeinstitute.net/latest-news/savita-inquest-sepsis-the-real-issue/ http://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/midwife-manager-regrets-using-catholic-country-remark-to-savita-halappanavar-1.1355895      Read More →
Latest on the Gosnell trial...
Posted on 9 April 2013.
As the murder trial of abortion practitioner, Kermit Gosnell, continues in the US, more shocking evidence of his appalling practice is released. The most recent testimony is of an employee, Sherry West, who describes her experience of working in his clinic. She recalls one instance of hearing a baby scream during... 
Shocking US abortion clinic court case...
Posted on 22 March 2013.
We are often told by abortion activists that criminalising abortion would inevitably lead to unsafe abortion.  Abortion is legal in the US, as it is in the UK, yet a court case is in progress in the US state of Philadelphia against a particularly shoddy abortion clinic, which negates that particular argument.  It should be noted that for years... 
Questions about abortion raised in the House of Lo...
Posted on 5 December 2012.
We congratulate Baroness Knight for raising issues surrounding abortion, including incidences of illegal sex-selection, in a House of Lords debate yesterday.  She was joined by Lord Alton who drew attention to sex-selection abortions taking place worldwide.   Click here to read her contribution.  Read More →
Times reports the stillbirth scandal...
Posted on 28 November 2012.
The leader in the Times today is entitled ‘The Stillbirth Scandal’, drawing our attention to the tragic stillbirth figures in the United Kingdom, which total around 4,000 a year, or 11 every day. According to the newspaper’s investigation of 144 hospital trusts, with better practice in place as many as three stillborn... 
Tragic pregnancy death in the Republic of Ireland...
Posted on 15 November 2012.
Our thoughts are with the family of Savita Halappanavar who has tragically died from septicaemia in Galway, Ireland, several days after miscarrying her unborn child. Investigations are being undertaken to clarify the facts surrounding her death. There has been a lot of criticism by the media in response, suggesting that she died ‘because she was... 
House of Commons Abortion debate – 31 Octobe...
Posted on 31 October 2012.
An abortion debate was held this morning in the House of Commons, and focussed on a proposal to reduce the upper limit, which currently stands at 24 weeks under UK law. It was well-attended with significant representation from leading pro-life MPs and included some very moving contributions from Northern Ireland delegates.  Fiona Bruce MP, Vice-Chair... 
EllaOne: contraceptive or abortifacient?...
Posted on 19 October 2012.
News is circulating today that some 40 branches of the Co-operative Pharmacy will be selling the drug known as EllaOne, which can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected intercourse, and is marketed inaccurately as a contraceptive.  "Women have a right to accurate information about this drug", said a representative for the ProLife... 
Pro-life outrage as Marie Stopes announces opening...
Posted on 11 October 2012.
The ProLife Alliance joins in the outcry of pro-life colleagues in Northern Ireland at the news that Marie Stopes UK is opening a clinic in Belfast, where early abortion will be one of the services provided.  This highly provocative initiative is neither welcome nor necessary.  The health needs of the people of Northern Ireland are more than... 
ProLife Alliance comments on lowering the upper li...
Posted on 8 October 2012.
ProLife Alliance spokesperson, Dominica Roberts, discusses Maria Miller's comment on the need to lower the abortion limit in a commentary piece published in politics.co.uk on 5th October. This appeared before new health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, hit the headlines at the weekend on the same issue.   Read More →
When does life begin? A lesson in biology!...
Posted on 8 October 2012.
"When does life begin?" asks BBC interviewer three times during a discussion with BPAS representative Clare Murphy, following the news that the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is in favour of a 12 week upper limit for abortion. A summary of her responses is listed below. Question 1 (around 2.44) : When does life begin for you in terms... 
Call for ban on disability abortions after Paralym...
Posted on 20 September 2012.
         The Pro Life Alliance was one of the signatories to the following letter published in the Daily Telegraph on the 19th of September 2012.    'SIR – A special-needs child in the womb can be aborted at up to 40 weeks.  But once he or she is born we do a moral volte-face... 
Paralympics emphasises discrimination in abortion ...
Posted on 10 September 2012.
The interest in the Paralympic Games has been incredible.  At least 2.7m tickets were sold, easily exceeding the 1.8m sold in Beijing and the mere 850,000 in Athens.  Pink and purple jacketed volunteers helped crowds of people find their way to Paralympic venues, where they yelled and cheered as least as lustily as the crowds at the Olympics. ... 
Hospitals fail Care Quality Commission checks...
Posted on 12 July 2012.
Today the CQC has published its findings following its investigation into abortion clinics across the country.  The findings show clear evidence that doctors are: pre-signing abortion forms producing multiple copies of forms with one doctor’s signature photocopied (to avoid the hassle of finding a second doctor) signing forms weeks after... 
Marie Stopes: legal and independent?...
Posted on 28 June 2012.
On 23rd May, BBC 5 Live broadcast their morning radio show from an abortion clinic, in the hope of giving ‘an insight into an area of British life which is taboo’. There is a recording of the programme here, or if you get in touch, the ProLife Alliance can provide a written transcript of the programme.  The programme followed the... 
Reproductive Health Imperialism...
Posted on 21 June 2012.
Today The Guardian has published an article ahead of World Population Day.  In the article they concentrate on money and a wide-reaching world-population vision while completely ignoring the true stories of poor countries with different laws and views.  In countries as diverse as Uganda, Chile and Egypt abortion is in complete contravention... 
Petition to European Court of Human Rights...
Posted on 23 April 2012.
Further to our post on 11 April about the case of a Latvian woman who is appealing to the European Court of Human Rights regarding the ‘human right’ to pre-natal screening, a petition is now up and running.  Please circulate this petition as widely as possible.   Read More →
‘Wrongful birth’ case may reach European Court...
Posted on 11 April 2012.
A Latvian mother is appealing to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), after losing in her various national courts, claiming that the birth of a daughter with Downs Syndrome was a ‘wrongful’ birth and that had she been provided with prenatal diagnosis she would have aborted the child.  The French-based Jérôme Lejeune... 
Latest abortion scandal...
Posted on 23 March 2012.
The Health Secretary Andrew Lansley’s promised investigation into practices at abortion clinics has been publicised in today’s press.  It is more than time for an extensive inquiry into the practice of abortion in the United Kingdom, not just focusing on private clinics subcontracted by the NHS, but equally importantly the NHS itself,... 
A Prophesy come true...
Posted on 16 March 2012.
At the Colloquium on the Psychological Impact of Abortion held on 6th March, Baroness Knight gave a very moving speech which she has kindly agreed can be put on the ProLife Alliance website. Baroness Knight says: I was elected to Parliament in 1966.  The following year, a young MP from Scotland introduced a Bill to legalise abortion.  In my... 
Texan women gain the right to see a scan before an...
Posted on 10 February 2012.
The Daily Telegraph has published an article, including a poll on their website.  We urge readers to vote. In January, the  state of Texas made a change to their legislation so that women seeking an abortion should be offered the chance to see a scan of their unborn baby beforehand.  Texas is well-known (along with Ohio) as having an... 
Debate about abortion never wasted...
Posted on 7 September 2011.
The ProLife Alliance welcomes the debate that the Dorries/ Field amendments have brought about, although we are saddened by the amount of vitriol that has ensued. It is important that abortion as an issue is not forgotten and that its impact on the unborn, their mothers and society is discussed. However, we are disappointed that Ms. Dorries has taken... 
Counselling: Bandied around but not defined...
Posted on 7 September 2011.
The ProLife Alliance has long called for greater availability of appropriate counselling and information about the risks of abortion. Such support should be available to women seeking an abortion to help them to make an informed choice. Within the current debate, on all sides, counselling, as a term, has been bandied around but not... 
Equality laws protect pro-life nurses...
Posted on 15 August 2011.
Two nurses have recently used equalities legislation to ensure that they would not be discriminated against for refusing to be complicit in abortions. The Christian nurses were moved to a clinic where they were required to administer two drugs (Mifepristone and Misoprostol)  to pregnant women. When the pair learned that these drugs... 
Norma McCorvey – the Times fudges the issues...
Posted on 1 August 2011.
In the Times (1/7/11) there is an article on Norma McCorvey, the woman dubbed ‘Jane Roe’ by the court in the landmark court case called ‘Roe v Wade’ which legalised abortion on demand until viability outside the womb in the US in 1973. The article is very interesting in giving the background to the case. Two lawyers coldly used Norma McCorvey... 
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 →

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