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Extreme abortion law introduced in Northern Ireland

21 Oct 2019

The most liberal abortion law in Europe has been introduced in Northern Ireland. Pro-life organisations had been anxiously waiting to see if the Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly would reconvene by 21st October, the only way to stop the extreme abortion law, imposed by Westminster,...

BPAS opposes stillbirth investigations

10 Oct 2019

Britain’s largest abortion provider, BPAS has spoken out against a proposed change to inquest rules for stillbirths, because this could grant legal rights to unborn babies. The current law permits an inquest for a baby who died ten seconds after delivery but not for one who...

Abortion to save mother's life never necessary

09 Oct 2019

Medical leaders representing more than 30,000 doctors have declared that intentionally ending the life of an unborn baby in an abortion is never necessary to save a mother’s life. The American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG), the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) and the...

New NICE guidelines ease access to abortions

30 Sep 2019

In September, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published new guidelines regarding abortion access. On its website it states: "This guideline covers care for women of any age (including girls and young women under 18) who request an abortion. It aims to...

Record low birth rates in England and Wales

12 Aug 2019

Alongside the release of record high abortion statistic numbers comes the news that birth rates in England and Wales have hit a historic low, the lowest since birth rate records began 80 years ago. In an article 'Without children the future holds no hope' on www.faith-and-politics.com...

Shift in frequency and tone of TV abortions

10 Aug 2019

A study carried out by a Gretchen Sisson, a sociologist at the University of California, shows that in recent years, the number of abortions being depicted or discussed on television has risen sharply. Between 1962 and 2016 the subject of abortion was touched on 222...

New study investigates effect of abortion drugs

20 Jul 2019

A new study has been carried out to examine the effects of medically induced abortion drugs. Medical abortions accounted for 71% of total abortions in England and Wales in 2018. The study used rats to examine the effects of the abortion drugs. Dr Stephen Sammut, a...

Westminster imposes abortion on NI

10 Jul 2019

Westminster has voted to impose abortion on Northern Ireland, a nation where abortion is permitted only under limited circumstances - to save the life of the mother or if there is a risk of permanent and serious damage to the mental or physical health of...

Lord Alton - speaking up for life for 40 years

20 Jun 2019

40 years ago, on Friday 29th March, Lord Alton entered into Parliament as an MP in the House of Commons. Below is an excerpt from an article 'Lord Alton – 40 years of tirelessly championing a better world for the next generation, both born and...

Mayor of London voices support for abortion

20 Jun 2019

In a video produced for Elle UK, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London has exploited President Donald Trump’s recent visit to the UK to promote his pro-abortion views.In the video he addresses Mr Trump saying: "What we've seen in the USA is a rolling back of...

Record-high abortion numbers for 2018

14 Jun 2019

On 13th June the Department of Health released abortion statistics for 2018. The statistics show a record number of abortions for England and Wales totalling 205,295 which is a 4% increase from 2017. In addition, Scotland had 13,286 abortions last year, a 10-year high. Liz Parsons,...

Thousands march for life in London

15 May 2019

Around 5000 people gathered in London on Saturday 11th May for the 2019 March for Life UK. The theme for this year's event was "Irreplaceable". Organiser Isabel Vaughan-Spruce, said that the theme reminds us "that each human being from the moment of his or her conception...

UK continues to fund abortions overseas

16 Apr 2019

Penny Mordaunt, International Development Secretary has presented a new £42 million pledge as part of the Government's global sexual reproductive health rights strategy (SRHR) which claims to protect women and expand access to ‘safe’ abortions. This programme will be led by abortion providers Marie Stopes...

Never-before-seen images of unborn baby's heart

16 Apr 2019

Incredible computer technology developed by experts at King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust has made it possible to create never before seen 3D images of an unborn baby's heart. This development, part of the iFind project, could aid the detection and...

New fact sheet on abortion misleads secondary pupils

16 Apr 2019

A new fact sheet on abortion to support Sex Education in secondary schools has been created by The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. The fact sheet ‘aims to ensure that professionals involved in educating young people on abortion do so ‘…with honest and medically...

Edinburgh rejects buffet zone proposal

16 Apr 2019

Edinburgh City Council has rejected plans to prohibit vigils outside abortion clinics. Following a inquiry that failed to show that these peaceful vigils cause any significant distress, the council abandoned proposals to implement buffer zones around abortion facilities. Patricia Maclennan, who organises peaceful vigils in Edinburgh...

Glasgow Students for Life win fight for affiliation

16 Apr 2019

Glasgow's student union has stated that a pro-life student society will be allowed to officially affiliate after having first been denied affiliation. Glasgow Students for Life (GSL) originally applied to the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) for affiliation back in October 2018. They were denied permission...

Richmond introduces buffer zones around BPAS clinic

06 Mar 2019

On 6th February, Richmond Council's Regulatory Committee voted for a buffer zone to be introduced around Richmond's BPAS abortion centre on Rosalyn Road thus preventing groups such as the Good Counsel Network from holding peaceful vigils and offering help to women approaching the clinic. Responding to...

Attempts to exploit the Domestic Abuse Bill for abortion expansion

01 Mar 2019

Labour MP for Walthamstow Stella Creasy has continued her attempts to make extreme abortion reforms  - this time through exploiting a bill aimed at tackling domestic violence. Within a few days of the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill being published Ms Creasy, was lamenting the fact...

Royal College of Physicians polls on assisted dying

01 Mar 2019

In February 2019 the RCP is polling its fellows and members on whether there should be any amendments to the current law to permit assisted dying. Fellows and members of the RCP were polled on this same issue as recently as 2014 and the majority of...

New York passes extreme abortion bill

22 Jan 2019

On 22nd January, the anniversary of Roe v Wade, New York passed the most extreme abortion bill in the USA allowing abortions up to birth for any reason. The bill declares that “Every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry the...

Shining a light on the millions spent from the UK's international aid budget on abortion

05 Jan 2019

Over the year, we [Right to Life UK] have been working to expose the enormous amount of international aid funding that is going from the UK to provide abortion services in developing countries. This work has focused on putting pressure from within Parliament on...

Assisted suicide defeated on Guernsey and continued strong opposition at Westminster

04 Jan 2019

We [Right to Life UK]  have taken the strategy, media and digital expertise that we built up from working with a large group of allies to defeat the Marris assisted suicide bill in 2015, to continue to ensure assisted suicide is not legalised. The...

Multiple attempts to impose abortion on Northern Ireland and introduce an extreme abortion law in England/Wales have failed

03 Jan 2019

Over the last year, there have been a number of attempts in Parliament to impose abortion on Northern Ireland and introduce an extreme abortion law in England and Wales. At each of these stages, we [Right to Life UK] have faced a large lobbying...

Attempt to introduce nationwide 'buffer zones' defeated

02 Jan 2019

The abortion lobby has run a campaign over a number of years seeking to introduce national legislation to ban pro-life vigils offering support to women outside abortion clinics. Their campaign culminated in a very strong push this year to get the Home Office to undertake...

Baroness O’Loan’s Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill passed Second Reading and progressed through to Committee Stage in the House of Lords.

01 Jan 2019

This has put the issue of conscientious objection on the agenda in Parliament. A large group of peers spoke in support of the Bill during the debates as it progressed through the Lords with some excellent contributions from Lady Finlay, Baroness O'Loan, Lord Alton, Lord...

Review of 2018

01 Jan 2019

2018 had its fair share of disappointing news stories regarding life issues. Following the abortion referendum in Ireland in May, unborn babies are no longer be protected by law and pro-life doctors are currently fighting for their right to not be forced to perform or...

Image Training Trainers Course

27 Nov 2018

Image is planning to run a Training Trainers course in the Manchester area on 24- 26th January 2019. This course equips centres to deliver image's 60- hour course in Christian Pregnancy Counselling Skills. For more details and an application form please visit here

No nation-wide ban on buffer zones

27 Nov 2018

Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced on 13th September that the government would not be introducing Nationwide ‘buffer zones’ outside abortion centres saying that a ban would “not be a proportionate response”, given that nearly all pro- life activities in such areas involve “praying, displaying banners...

Extreme abortion bill presented to Parliament

02 Nov 2018

On 23rd October Diana Johnson MP presented her Ten Minute Rule Bill seeking to decriminalise abortion England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Describing the bill, Dr Rick Thomas at CMF (Christian Medical Fellowship) wrote ‘’Gone would be the legal requirements that two doctors certify an abortion...

Prime Minister under fire for abortion pledge

01 Nov 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May has been strongly criticised for her £200 million pledge which will fund family planning services in Africa and Asia. Mrs May announced the creation of the Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) programme during her recent visit to Kenya. The programme states that...

Home abortion challenge rejected

01 Sep 2018

Scotland is the first part of the UK to allow women to take the abortion drug Misoprostol at home instead in a clinical setting under the supervision of medical staff. Misoprostol is the second pill used in medical abortions and it causes heavy cramping and...

Northern Irish women to access abortions in the Republic

01 Sep 2018

Health Minister for the Republic of Ireland, Simon Harris, has announced that women from Northern Ireland will be able to obtain abortions in the Republic of Ireland. Abortion is illegal in Northern Ireland in all cases except where there is a serious risk to the...

Ealing buffer zone appeal rejected by High Court

01 Sep 2018

As reported in Image News May 2018, Ealing Council voted unanimously in April to ban pro- life vigils outside the Marie Stopes abortion clinic in Ealing. As a result, a PSPO (Public Service Protection Order) was imposed on a designated area outside the clinic, which...

National Day of Prayer About Abortion

01 Sep 2018

A National Day of Prayer about abortion is held each year on 27th October, the anniversary of the passing of the Abortion Act. On the day, can you organise a joint prayer meeting in your town? Can you arrange to pray with your church? Can you...

Launch of SPUC report on Abortion and Women’s Health

10 Jan 2018

On the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act, SPUC released Abortion and Women's Health, a fully referenced review about the impact of abortion on women. The review is based on global research and presents a number of physical and mental health problems linked to abortions. The...

Commemoration of 50 Years of Abortion

10 Jan 2018

On the morning of the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act, representatives from pro-life groups from across the UK gathered outside the Palace of Westminster to commemorate the final passage of the Abortion Act 1967. At 11:05am on the 27th of October 1967 Royal...