Allow Poll on Abortion in Northern Ireland

Target: Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Goal: Permit poll on abortion in Northern Ireland.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has signaled that she will not conduct a poll on abortion in Northern Ireland. This news comes after the Republic of Ireland recently voted to support the liberalization of abortion. The Royal College of Midwives in the United Kingdom was amongst the supporters of a poll on abortion in Northern Ireland that would allow a referendum to give voters the chance to liberalize abortion laws. Northern Ireland remains the only place in Britain and Ireland where abortions are illegal in most cases.

Sarah Wollaston, who chairs the Commons health committee, said, “We’d all like to see… for this decision to be made by the people in Northern Ireland but if that doesn’t happen… then at the very least people in Northern Ireland should be allowed a referendum so that we can gauge the strength of opinion there.”

Sign this petition to urge Theresa May to allow a poll on abortion in Northern Ireland.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minister May,

Northern Ireland has the strictest abortion laws in Britain and Ireland. After their southern neighbors voted to liberalize abortion laws, it is time for the people of Northern Ireland to have their voices heard. I urge you to allow a poll of the Northern Ireland people’s opinions on abortion laws so that you can best inform any political action.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Alisa Ryan

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