In 2014 201,567 unborn children were aborted across Great Britain, at this rate the total number will reach 8.5 million lives in 2015.
For many women the psychological consequences following a termination are real and their personal testimonies of their experiences cannot be denied.
Children with disabilities are aborted up-to-birth and 90% of unborn children with Down Syndrome identified in the womb are aborted.
Babies who do not die during an abortion procedure are routinely left to die. In one year 66 infants survived abortion attempts in NHS hospitals.
Disability grounds for abortion has opened up abortion to minor and treatable imperfections such as club foot and cleft palate. Between 2006 and 2010, 205 babies were aborted with club foot and 157 with cleft palate.
UK law places no gestational limit on the abortion of unborn children with disabilities allowing abortion for this group right up-to-birth.
In 2014 it was revealed that the remains of more than 15,000 babies were incinerated as ‘clinical waste’ by hospitals in Britain with some used in ‘waste to energy’ plants which generate power to heat hospitals.
Across Great Britain, the latest data from 2014 shows over 70,000 repeat abortions were undertaken. In England and Wales, in 2012, more than 4,500 women had had at least four abortions, 1,334 were on at least their fifth and 33 women had nine or more terminations.
Your organisation says that it works to protect men, women and children wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied, yet:
Legalisation of abortion in England, Wales and Scotland has meant the destruction of over 8 million lives since 1967. Yet you do nothing to help protect babies in the womb.
Amnesty boasts of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for its life-saving work, yet instead of protecting unborn children, you are campaigning to legalise killing them in Northern Ireland, and removing their constitutional protections in the Irish Republic.
Amnesty International, we call on you to:
1. Make sure you have signed the petition.
3. Share one of the images on the right on Facebook or Twitter with a short message encouraging friends to visit shamnesty.org to sign the petition. Don’t forget to include our campaign hash tag #AmnestyTravesty
Since Amnesty has launched its campaign to remove the protection of the right to life of the unborn child from the Irish constitution, we have had a number of our supporters and the wider public approach us concerned about this violation of human rights principles.
In response, on the anniversary of the Royal Assent of the 1967 Abortion Act on October 27, we have launched the Amnesty Travesty Campaign to highlight the consequences of abortion in the UK, as well as to enable our supporters and the public to petition Amnesty International to speak up for the over 8 million lives lost from abortion in the UK and withdraw its campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish constitution.