From Right To Life UK
Some good news.
Following a consultation of its members, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has today announced that it will continue to oppose a change in law on assisted suicide,
The RCGP’s consultation, conducted independently by Savanta ComRes, was sent to almost 50,000 members, who were asked whether RCGP should change its current position of opposing a change in the law on assisted dying.
Just under half (47%) of those surveyed said the College should not change its position, while 40% said it should support a law change.
The RCGP Council agreed that the survey results did not support a change in the RCGP’s existing position on assisted suicide and declared it will not review the College`s position on assisted suicide for at least five years unless there are significant developments on the issue.
This is a major setback for the assisted suicide lobby which has invested a very large amount of money on a campaign to try and secure a change in position from the RCGP on assisted suicide.
Thank you to the many supporters who are RCGP members who helped secure this result by completing the survey and mobilising others to complete the survey.
You can read more about this positive development on our digital news service
The British Medical Association (BMA) is currently surveying its members'
views on assisted suicide.
The results of the BMA survey, which closes on 27 February, will be discussed at this year’s annual conference in June and could see the professional body changing its current policy on assisted suicide.
If you are a member of the BMA, please do make sure you complete the survey ahead of the closing date this Thursday and do encourage other members you know to vote to continue the BMA's opposition to assisted suicide.
It only takes a couple of minutes to complete the survey by clicking here
New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister, Winston Peters, who was elected on a pro-life vote, has now joined his coalition partner, Jacinda Ardern, in introducing the world’s most extreme abortion bill to the New Zealand Parliament.
Our digital news team has written up an exclusive report
which provides an in-depth analysis of the proposed abortion bill and the likely impact it will have on late-term abortion numbers in New Zealand.
This includes a look at the impact that a similar bill has had in the state of Victoria in Australia since it was introduced in 2008.
Bearing in mind that the abortion lobby in the UK is going to be bringing forward an amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill later in the year to make similar changes to abortion law, this provides a useful outline of the impact the proposed law change could have here.
Alongside the article, we have launched a petition to the NZ Deputy PM, Winston Peters, calling on him to withdraw this extreme abortion bill. If you haven't already, please do sign the petition, it only takes 30 seconds.
Click here to sign the petition now
From Right To Life UK