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General Election Alert : Lobbying Tactics...
Posted on 14 April 2015.
Most of you will by now have received your Poll Card for the forthcoming General Election. Clearly all enfranchised members of the ProLife Alliance will wish to vote for the candidate in their Constituency who is most committed to our pro-life vision. That means voting for the candidate most likely to oppose abortion, embryo experimentation,... 
Most nations represented on petition against three...
Posted on 24 February 2015.
Some 140 out of nearly 200 countries are so far represented in an online petition against the creation of embryos containing genetic material from two women, or from two women's embryos. Support is particularly strong from Europe, the US, Canada and Australia. The ProLife Alliance is a UK co-promoter of a CitizenGO petition which has been sent... 
Key debates in parliament this week...
Posted on 22 February 2015.
British parliamentarians will this week consider two major bioethical matters: on Monday (the 23rd) the House of Commons will debate gender-based abortion, and constituents can lobby MPs to support a move to ban the practice on Tuesday (the 24th) the House of Lords will debate three-parent human embryos and there is an international petition against... 
Suicide in Oregon: worse and worse...
Posted on 19 February 2015.
The number of physician-assisted suicides under the Oregon 1997 "Death with Dignity" Act went up from 73 in 2013 to 105 in 2014. Lethal prescriptions went up from 105 to 155. One death came 435 days after the prescription, though the law applies in theory to those with only 6 months to live. (In the recent UK House of Commons debate,... 
Petition against three-parent human embryos aims f...
Posted on 15 February 2015.
Campaigners against germline genetic modification and three-parent embryos have once again raised their target for signatures to their petition on the CitizenGO website. Launched on the second of this month (February), support for the campaign recently breached the 30,000 mark and the new goal is 50,000 signatures. The ProLife Alliance has the leading... 
Parliament to debate gender-based abortion...
Posted on 13 February 2015.
The House of Commons is to debate and vote on gender-based abortion on Monday-week (23 February). Constituents are asking their MPs to support Ms Fiona Bruce's amendment to the Serious Crime Bill at its report stage. MPs can be contacted through: the House of Commons website Write to Them.  Read More →
Urge the House of Lords to oppose three-parent emb...
Posted on 6 February 2015.
The UK parliament will again consider the creation of embryos containing genetic material from two women, or from the embryos of two women, on Tuesday the 24th of this month (February) at 3.30 pm. People who share the ProLife Alliance's concern at these proposals may contact members of the House of Lords to ask them to vote against the draft regulations. One... 
Three-person embryo vote indicates MPs’ stan...
Posted on 6 February 2015.
As part of our work on the May 2015 UK election, we're referring supporters to the voting list on the draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015. The vote was taken on 3 February and is indicative of how MPs regard human life and artificial reproduction. The regulations would allow the creation of human... 
Concerns over MPs’ backing of three-parent e...
Posted on 3 February 2015.
The ProLife Alliance has expressed grave concern at the House of Commons' approval today of the creation of human embryos containing genetic material from two women, or from the embryos of two women. The Alliance's Paul Danon said: "Not only are these procedures an unethical way to treat human beings, but they are a dangerous... 
Petition against three-parent embryos...
Posted on 2 February 2015.
The Secretary of State for Health in the United Kingdom is being petitioned to block moves to allow germline genetic modification of human embryos and the creation of three-parent children. The petition, launched through Citizen Go, notes: "Highly controversial proposals currently before the United Kingdom's Parliament would permit combining... 
MPs being urged to oppose three-parent embryos...
Posted on 1 February 2015.
Voters are urging their MPs to oppose regulations which would allow the creation of three-parent human embryos. British parliamentarians will vote on the proposals on the afternoon of Tuesday (3 February). Constituents are calling for MPs to vote against the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015. You can find... 
ProLife Alliance moves its office...
Posted on 23 January 2015.
The ProLife Alliance has moved to 3.27 Chester House, 1 Brixton Road, London, SW9 6DE. Its telephone number is still (020) 7581 6939.  Read More →
How to raise life issues at the general election...
Posted on 23 January 2015.
The Pro-Life Alliance has published some suggestions for how its supporters might make issues such as abortion, euthanasia and IVF the subject of debate during this year's UK election campaign. The webpage includes links to material about constituencies, MPs, parties and candidates, as well as ideas for lobbying. Although there are many online... 
demonstration against Assisted Dying Bill...
Posted on 12 January 2015.
Opponents of Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill will demonstrate against it in Westminster on the morning of Friday (16 January). Not Dead Yet UK is organising the protest which begins outside the Houses of Parliament at 09:30 and will finish by 13:00.  Read More →
Support is urged for pro-life activist facing sent...
Posted on 15 December 2014.
The ProLife Alliance is asking its membership to support a pro-life campaigner as she faces sentencing on Wednesday (17 December) for the harassment of an abortion provider. The alliance is asking supporters to keep Mrs Bernadette Smyth of Precious Life in their thoughts and prayers, before and during the hearing at Laganside Court, Belfast,... 
Newspaper advice-column addresses men’s pers...
Posted on 15 December 2014.
An advice-column in The Guardian newspaper has featured a 25-year-old man's description of the problems he had after his former girlfriend had their baby aborted. The unidentified man from Ireland accompanied his then partner to Britain for the procedure, and writes "I just can't bring myself to start a new relationship." The... 
Lord Falconer’s ‘Assisted Dying Bill’...
Posted on 10 November 2014.
The Committee Stage debate on Lord Falconer’s ‘Assisted Dying Bill’ started in the House of Lords on Friday 7 November. It seeks to legalise assisted suicide for mentally competent adults with less than six months to live, subject to ‘safeguards’. The Supreme Court in the Nicklinson and Lamb case earlier... 
Mother of Down’s child comments on “ki...
Posted on 10 October 2014.
A member of the ProLife Alliance who has a daughter with Down's syndrome has commented on a news story about the abortion of such a child, reportedly done out of kindness. Lynn Murray of Edinburgh writes: "Down's syndrome strikes fear into the hearts of many expectant families. How did a group of people, who rarely harmed anyone... 
To Encourage Suicide...
Posted on 9 October 2014.
Under the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 it is an offence "if someone (D) does an act capable of encouraging or assisting the suicide or attempted suicide of another person, and D's act was intended to encourage or assist suicide or an attempt at suicide. The person …. need not be a specific person (or class of persons) known to, or identified... 
Spanish justice-minister resigns after attempt fai...
Posted on 25 September 2014.
The Spanish government has dropped plans to make abortion more difficult to obtain. Mr Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, justice minister, has consequently left politics. The ProLife Alliance has welcomed the minister's principled resignation but laments the failure to tighten abortion law in Spain.  Read More →
Job Vacancy at ProLife Alliance...
Posted on 11 September 2014.
The ProLife Alliance was originally formed as a pro-life political party but since de-registering has continued to promote the pro-life message in all aspects of public life, including Parliament, the national newspapers, radio and television. We are currently looking to employ a full-time office assistant, after mid-October, 2014. Apart from competence... 
ProLife Alliance laments passing of Jim Dobbin MP...
Posted on 8 September 2014.
The ProLife Alliance has expressed sadness at the death of Mr Jim Dobbin MP, co-chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group.  Read More →
Down’s syndrome support group responds to Ri...
Posted on 21 August 2014.
A group supporting parents of Down's children has refuted a biologist's claim that it is wrong not to abort babies with the condition. Saving Downs, of New Zealand, has written a open letter to Professor Richard Dawkins, formerly of Oxford University, England. The authors write: "It is immoral for you to attempt to deny the humanity of... 
European court refuses to declare abortion for Dow...
Posted on 6 August 2014.
A pro-life foundation is celebrating how the European Court of Human Rights has declined to agree that an unborn Down's child was a threat to his or her mother, nor that there was a human right to abort such children. The Jérôme Lejeune Foundation, of Paris, was commenting on the judgement in AK v. Latvia. Requested... 
couple reject baby with Down’s carried by su...
Posted on 1 August 2014.
A surrogate mother refused to abort one of the twins whom she was carrying, after a request to do so from the parents once the boy was found to have Down's syndrome, says The Telegraph. The Australian couple will now not accept Gammy, six months, from Mrs Pattharamon Janbua, 21, a Buddhist in Thailand. Donors... 
One of Us appeals to EU court...
Posted on 1 August 2014.
The ProLife Alliance is among supporters of an appeal against the European Commission's rejection of a petition in defence of human embryos. [Zenit, 28 July]  Read More →
Can You Help The Parliamentary Pro-Life Group?...
Posted on 29 July 2014.
The All Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group, chaired by Fiona Bruce MP and Jim Dobbin MP, urgently needs three pro-life representatives for each constituency in the country. These Ambassadors will be asked occasionally to contact their parliamentary candidates by email. In the first instance, we need to do this to compile candidates’ views on... 
status on the Assisted Dying Bill...
Posted on 23 July 2014.
See the following about the Falconer bill on the website of Care Not Killing, of which the ProLife Alliance is a member: http://www.carenotkilling.org.uk/qas/falconer-bill-where-we-are-now  Read More →
The debate on Lord Falconer’s bill...
Posted on 18 July 2014.
A large group of disabled people demonstrated outside the House of Lords today, while peers were debating Lord Falconer's bill to legalise assisted suicide. The point was made repeatedly in the debate that  any relaxation of the law would endanger them and the chronically ill and very elderly. This is not the first time the peers have... 
India Joins March for Life in Protest Against Girl...
Posted on 10 July 2014.
On Monday 30th June hundreds gathered in Coimbatore – a city in the south of Tamil-Nadu, India – for the annual March for Life.  Unborn females are too often the victims of the male-dominated dowry system, in which parents feel compelled to kill their unborn child by abortion once ultrasound has confirmed the... 

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