How YOU can help Stop Abortion on Demand

Proposed abortion legislation is leading us towards abortion on demand, legalised up to birth. As we face the biggest threat to the unborn since 1967, we need you to directly lobby your MP.

You can make a difference by influencing how your MP will vote. Contact your MP. Here are three ways,

  1. Visit your MP

  2. Write to your MP

  3. Email your MP

Click here to find out who your MP is

Click here to find out how your MP has voted on prolife issues 

Or here for to see how they voted on Ms Johnson’s Bill on 23 Oct 2018

Please do tell us what they say.  This will help inform our own approach to MPs.

Please email us at lifematters@lifecharity.org.uk and tell us how it went.

As always thank you for your continuing support in our campaigns to protect the unborn and support their mothers.

Why is this so important?

Life’s Statement

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) who were named as supporters of Diana Johnson’s bill, and who’s trustee even drafted the bill, are campaigning for abortion on demand to birth:

“there should be no legal upper [abortion] limit”

~ bpas CEO Ann Furedi

“[doctors are] gatekeepers to abortion services”

“the Abortion Act restricts the locations in which [abortions] may be offered”

~ bpas trustee Prof Sally Sheldon, drafter of the Diana Johnson’s Bill (‘The Decriminalisation of Abortion’)

Based on the dramatic increase of abortions in England since 1967 we believe that what this means is abortion becoming legally available up to birth for any reason without ramifications.

Worried this sounds like scaremongering?
Click here to read our proofs of statements and decide for yourself


 

By far the best way of lobbying an MP is meeting them directly

What do to:

  1. Email them asking for a meeting
  2. Follow this up with a telephone call if you haven’t heard back from them in two days
  3. When you contact the MPs local office explain that;

“you wish to speak to the MP directly about an important bill coming up in the House of Commons” 

“you and a number of concerned voters in the constituency are deeply concerned about it and wish to discuss this urgently

Read Life’s briefing

  • Read the briefing before the meeting

 

  • Ensure you understand the key points.
  • Do email or call us if you have any questions or would like to clarify your thoughts.
  • Then rehearse what you will say at the meeting.
  • Have confidence that having read the briefing your knowledge may well be far greater on the issue than your MP’s.
  • A good idea is to practice with someone who has no idea at all about the issue. 

During the meeting – take heart!

  • MPs are usually quite friendly and approachable when speaking to voters.
  • This should put you at ease at the meeting.
  • Set out your case and try to get him/her to say how they will vote.
  • If your MP does not want to commit, don’t be too forceful.
  • Just ask that they consider carefully your points before they decide how to vote.

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Contact your MP via their Constituency Office for best results

The email and postal address for your MP at their local office can be found by clicking here

Make sure you use the Constituency Office details. This will be dealt with much more swiftly than via their parliamentary details

  • It is important that MPs see that you care about this issue personally and that this is not just an organisational lobby
  • Therefore come up with your own letter using the attached brief as a guide 

  • Explain as simply as possible why you care so much about this issue
  • Convey why it is important that we do not have abortion on demand
  • Personal stories have a great impact so please do mention that in your letter

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Politician Email

OR

Please put your first name here
And your surname here
Try and put your own subject line in here
Dear (your MPs name) will automatically appear in the gap at the top when you send the email. Please amend this text to make it your own, feel free to make reference to how your MP voted in the 10 min rule bill. The more personalised the better. Please don't forget to add your name at the bottom!
The email to the MP will be sent from this address. We will also send you a copy
Address
This proves to your MP that you really are a constituent
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal

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Finally, please do tell us what they say.  This will help inform our own approach to MPs.

Please email us at lifematters@lifecharity.org.uk and tell us how it went.

As always thank you for your continuing support in our campaigns to protect the unborn and support their mothers.

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