Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Get married to avoid the heartache of abortion

Figures released by the NHS reveal that marriage is the great protector from abortion. Of the 184,571 abortions performed in England and Wales last year over 80% were performed on unmarried women and girls.

Paul Tully, general secretary of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children said: “The statistics reveal yet again another catastrophic loss of life with over 184,000 lives ended at NHS expense and two-thirds of these taking place in private clinics at public expense.”

“We know that most women do not want abortions and therefore call on tax payers’ money to be used more wisely to avoid abortion. Stable family life, in particular marriage, is hugely important to providing women with the security to continue their pregnancies and the figures testify that marriage is key to that stability.”


“We want to see a country which provides the support needed to welcome life rather than see women pressurised for a variety of reasons to seek abortion.”

“Another indicator of the anti-life culture is that more than 3,000 babies lives are ended simply because they are at risk of suffering a handicap” concluded Mr. Tully.


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Vulnerable people threatened by Labour MP's suicide proposal

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children fears that vulnerable people will be adversely affected by the decision of Rob Marris, Labour MP for Wolverhampton South West, to propose an 'Assisted Dying' bill in the House of Commons. The bill is expected to single out people who are terminally ill or have disabilities as candidates for help to die.

A similar proposal was defeated on 27th May 2015 in the Scottish Parliament.

Commenting on the Mr Marris's decision, John Deighan, of SPUC Scotland, said:

"We are disturbed that Rob Marris MP has chosen to prioritise the issue of assisted suicide. When properly examined assisted suicide is revealed as a grave danger to the vulnerable and disabled. It is not possible to safeguard effectively against coercion, and the so-called right to die easily becomes a duty to die. Establishing laws which endorse the view that some people are better off dead creates a regime which endangers the weakest members of society. We should maintain equal protection for the rights of those who are vulnerable.

"For reasons such as these Scottish politicians recently rejected assisted suicide proposals in considerable numbers. We call on Members of Parliament to do likewise with this proposal," concluded Mr Deighan.


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Abortion case in Appeal Court serves abortion industry's interests

Abortion and Northern Ireland are in the legal spotlight today in the Appeal Court in London.

The pro-abortion narrative regarding this case is that it's about Northern Irish women being able to get free abortions on the NHS in England. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) in Northern Ireland, on the other hand, sees the hand of the abortion industry very much at work seeking to feather abortionists' nests at the expense of women and unborn children.

Liam Gibson, SPUC's Northern Ireland officer, issued the following statement today.
Women in Northern Ireland are clearly looking for better options than abortion according to the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC). As the Court of Appeal hears the case of R(A and B) v. Secretary of State for Health, SPUC has pointed to the declining number of Northern Irish women travelling to England to get an abortion.

"15 years ago, around 1,600 women were going to England to have abortions. This figure has dropped steadily since then with only 802 recorded in 2013", said Liam Gibson, SPUC Development Officer in Northern Ireland. "This tells us that women in Northern Ireland facing a crisis pregnancy are looking for better options. Help is available for any woman who feels she cannot cope. Abortion is never a solution."

The case before the Appeal Court today is a further attempt to get the Secretary of State for Health in England to give women from Northern Ireland 'free' abortions on the NHS.

Mr Gibson said: "The right to life of unborn children in Northern Ireland is protected by the law. This case serves the interests of the abortion industry. It is not about the welfare of women and the lives of their children."
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