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Pro-life campaigners to display graphic abortion reality as doctors vote on decriminalisation

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Issued on behalf of Abort 67


News Release
For immediate release
26 June 2017

Hundreds of doctors will gather tomorrow to vote on whether to completely decriminalise abortion.

The British Medical Association will vote on the motion, which could lead to abortion up to birth for any reason, during its annual conference in Bournemouth.

Members of pro-life campaign group Abort67 will be outside the event, showing the horrific reality of abortion with a large graphic display.

Abort67 spokesperson Ruth Rawlins said: "We are hoping that the doctors will vote overwhelmingly to protect life. It is a shame that it is necessary to show doctors what they should already know: that late term abortions kill innocent human beings, many of whom would be viable outside the womb.

"It is a small number of influential and militant pro-abortion doctors who want to totally strip the unborn child of their fundamental human right – the right to life – sacrificing the weaker human life for the convenience of the stronger.

"We will continue to push back and advocate on behalf of these little ones who have no voice."

The BMA's vote tomorrow follows pressure from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and other pro-abortion groups, who have been campaigning to decriminalise abortion since 2016.

A bill by Labour MP Diana Johnson, which sought to remove all legal restrictions to abortion, passed its first reading in March but failed to progress further due to the end of the parliamentary year.

In May 2017 a ComRes poll of British adults showed that only 1% of women wanted the 24-week abortion limit extended up to birth.

The majority of women polled actually favoured tighter restrictions on abortion, with 70% wanting the upper abortion limit lowered. Therefore this motion stands in stark contrast to national public opinion and must be rejected.

Abort67 is a non-religious organisation and its volunteers are based at different locations around the UK.

Photocall: Tuesday 27th June, 08:00 - 11:00 outside the Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road, BH2 5BH


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