Abortion Activist Given £500,000 of Your Money to Promote Abortion
Earlier this month, Life Charity came under considerable pressure from certain quarters of the media and the abortion lobby because of a small government grant they have received to assist them in their vital work. They will use this money to continue to providing housing and practical support for the most vulnerable pregnant women.
It has since emerged that Professor Sally Sheldon (University of Kent) has received over £500,000 of taxpayer money to fund her research project into the 1967 Abortion Act. However, Prof. Sheldon is a known abortion extremist who has previously defended sex-selective abortion and abortion up until birth, (here and here) and she is using this review to promote her own ideological agenda.
Her “research” into the Act has apparently found that midwives and nurses should perform surgical abortions in this country, and she intends to lobby politicians and attempt to influence educators using her “findings”. And all this is being done at the expense of the taxpayer.
Prof. Sheldon not only has a despicable record of defending abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy and abortion defending abortion of baby girls because they are girls, she is also a member of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service’s (BPAS) board of trustees. (BPAS is the largest abortion provider in Britain and shares Prof. Sheldon’s extremism.)
- Your taxes are funding this pseudo-research.
- Prof. Sheldon and her colleagues can rightly be called abortion fanatics as they desire abortion for any reason up until birth.
- There is already a shortage of midwives in the UK and Prof. Sheldon’s proposals will only decrease the number of people wanting to enter that profession. As thousands of midwives have made clear, they entered the profession to bring new life into the world – not to end it.
Please sign this petition to Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (who is ultimately accountable for the funding Prof. Sheldon has received), objecting to this use of our taxes and asking him to do all within his power to rescind this funding and amend the imbalance in how funding is distributed among different interest groups.
Sign this petition now!
Regarding the Use of Public Money for Abortion Activists