On Monday 6 July, MPs are due to debate the Domestic Abuse Bill. This is Report Stage of the Bill, when backbench MPs can suggest amendments. The Bill aims to give greater protection to the victims of domestic abuse. But there are attempts to hijack this important piece of legislation, to seek the introduction of abortion on demand in England and Wales.
At least one backbench MP is attempting to secure an amendment to repeal sections 58 and 59 of the Offences Against the Persons Act. If such an amendment were to succeed, it would result in the introduction of abortion on demand, for any reason (including sex-selective abortion), up until when a child is capable of being born alive, with a ceiling of 28 weeks. This change would leave England and Wales with one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world.
We need your help to make MPs aware of the risks we face on Monday. Please contact your MP about this, either directly, or use the e-lobby function on the Right to Life website.
Now more than ever we need pro-life voices to be heard across the country.
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