Labour Party manifesto includes the introduction of abortion right up to and including the moment of BIRTH

The Labour Party’s manifesto, which was released a few days ago, includes the appealing promise of free broadband for all and the all-consuming topic of Brexit. However, also included in their manifesto is the life and death issue of abortion.

The party’s declaration is that they ‘will uphold women’s reproductive rights and decriminalise abortions’. To “decriminalise” abortions is a misleading euphemism for the full legalisation of abortion right up to and including the moment of BIRTH! It also means that a preborn baby can be killed for absolutely any reason at all.

Legislatively, their declaration would mean removing the 1967 Abortion Act altogether and also repealing sections 58 and 59 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861 – which happened in Northern Ireland as a direct result of Westminster’s extreme and forced legislation. It is worth noting that the push for legalised abortion in Northern Ireland came from the Labour Party’s very own MP Stella Creasy.  

Under current legislation, Britain has already reached the point at which abortion is available virtually on demand. In Britain, at present, there are more than 200,000 abortions per year. 1 abortion happens every 3 minutes. 20 preborn babies killed every hour. Disturbing new statistics show that there is a horrific rise in the number of repeat abortions in England and Wales. In 2018, 143 women, including one teenager, underwent at least their eighth abortion. Every week in Britain over £1 million of taxpayers’ money is estimated to be spent on repeat abortions alone.

Labour’s dogmatic policy would make Britain’s abortion law one of the most radical in the world. And the British Medical Association has argued that ‘abortion law is out of step with the emphasis on patient autonomy found elsewhere in medicine’. Abortion is the antithesis of healthcare. It ends a human life while real healthcare heals and saves lives. Our autonomy is always limited by the effect it has on another person. The preborn baby should have a right to their bodily autonomy.

The Care Quality Commission exposed the unethical practises of Marie Stopes, the largest abortion provider in Britain. 2,600 serious incidents were reported in 2015. In 2016, a damning report revealed that 400 botched abortions were carried out in two months. In a separate three-month period, 11 women needed emergency transfers - one needed surgery and two required blood transfusions’ - to hospitals after this leading abortion provider, (often applauded by abortion advocates as a beacon of women’s healthcare), put the lives of these women in life-threatening danger. Labour have obviously turned a blind eye to this damning report.

A British Com Res Poll from 2017 showed that there was a good deal of unease with the current abortion law in Britain. That poll found that 7 in 10 British women wanted time limits to be reduced with only 1% of women wanting the abortion time limit to be increased right through to birth. Another important finding of the 2017 Com Res poll was that 65% of those surveyed in Britain opposed UK taxpayer money being spent on abortions overseas. 

Despite the findings of this poll, Labour are ignoring the views of British citizens and calling for an even more shockingly extreme abortion regime than the one that already exists, in Britain, on an industrial level. On 23 September 2019, Secretary of State for International Development, Alok Sharma MP, announced to the UN that the UK taxpayer would provide an additional £600 million of taxpayer money for “family planning” in developing countries. This grant was in addition to a £1.1 billion pledge in 2017.

This 2017 poll also revealed that 91% of British women want a ban on sex-selective abortion. This is the opposite of what the Labour Party, other pro-abortion politicians and the abortion lobby are advocating for. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) are pushing for gender-selective abortions up to birth. According to the UN Population Fund 126 million baby girls are missing worldwide because of gender-selection including abortion.

Premature babies have survived outside the womb as early as 21 weeks, which is already 3 weeks before the existing limit. Just this year, in Bristol, twin boys who were born at just 23 weeks defied the odds despite being given a 1% chance of survival. It is abhorrent of the Labour Party to be countenancing increasing the limit — we should surely be thinking of decreasing it.

A vote for Labour is a vote for abortion, for absolutely any reason, right up to BIRTH!

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