Voice for Justice UK
Standing on the original Articles of the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights, our call is to fight for the disadvantaged and marginalised, and to defend all who face exploitation and/or oppression.
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Reject calls to legalise abortion up to birth.
We call on Her Majesty’s Government to reject absolutely any and all calls to legalise abortion up to birth. At the recent G7 Summit in Biarritz, world leaders were told by the Gender Equality Advisory Council that removing all legal safeguards and allowing abortion up to birth is recommended good practice in advancing gender equality. In recent months, and using similar arguments, abortion activists in the UK have similarly been pushing for the legalisation of abortion up to birth - and for its extension to Northern Ireland, in clear disregard of the democratically expressed will of the people of that Province. Last year, according to the Office for National Statistics, there were 205,295 abortions in England and Wales (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/ attachment_data/file/808556/Abortion_Statistics__England_and_Wales_2018__1_.pdf), meaning that overall one in four pregnancies ended in termination. For any population to survive every woman must bear at least 2.3 children. Currently in the UK the level of reproduction is 1.7 births per woman, meaning that if current trends continue we shall, by the middle of the century, have come dangerously close to extinction. The same problem is being replicated worldwide. On top of this, sex selective abortions - where girls are aborted simply because they are female - have led to a dangerously destabilising sex-ratio imbalance in places such as India and China. The right to abortion up to birth does not empower women nor, as claimed, will it advance gender equality. On the contrary, all it does is encourage sexual promiscuity devoid of the need for commitment - which, if anything, primarily benefits men – and endangers the continuation of the human race. We call on Her Majesty’s Government to reject unequivocally all attempts to extend the time limit for abortion. We further call for a reduction of the existing time limit from 24 to 18 weeks, so as to reflect medical advances which mean that babies as young as 21 weeks now routinely survive.
Stop gagging free speech! Defend Christian rights!
Kristie Higgs, a pastoral assistant at Farmor’s Academy in Gloucester, was recently sacked after posting concerns on her personal Facebook page about RSE lessons at a nearby Church of England Primary School attended by her own child. Worried especially by the use of two story books promoting homosexuality and transgenderism, Kristie, a committed Christian, asked friends to sign a Voice for Justice UK petition calling for the right of parents to have children educated in line with their religious beliefs (www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6925837/School-assistant-43-sacked-posting-petition-against-transgender-teaching-sons-school.html ). For this she was anonymously reported for homophobia to the school where she worked, with the result that she was summoned to a disciplinary hearing at which she was sacked for gross misconduct. It is unacceptable that a devout Christian mother, with an exemplary work record spanning six years, should be penalised for expressing justifiable concerns over teaching that prematurely introduces children to sexual issues of which they would otherwise be unaware, and that runs directly contrary to her Christian faith. In a recent speech Prime Minister Theresa May said, ‘For many Christians around the world … simple acts of faith can bring huge danger… That is why the Home Office has launched a global review into the persecution of Christians. We must stand up for the right of everyone, no matter what their religions, to practise their faith in peace.’ (www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sri-lanka-attacks-post-colonial-guilt-stops-uk-helping-persecuted-christians-says-bishop-35p8p8r25 ). We call for the rights of Christians, as set down in UK law, to be upheld – namely, to practise Christian belief freely and without restraint, and to declare such faith without fear of intimidation or criminalisation. We further call for Kristie Higgs to be reinstated to her position at Farmor’s Academy with a full apology.