Choice to opt out of funding abortions through Nat Ins contributions

Petition to: Rt.Hon.Matt Hancock M.P.

 

Choice to opt out of funding abortions through Nat Ins contributions

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Choice to opt out of funding abortions through Nat Ins contributions

 That those who believe abortion is morally wrong should be able to choose that their National Insurance contribution to the NHS be used for alternative NHS causes eg mental health funding. This is feasible, and just.  

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Petition to: Rt.Hon.Matt Hancock M.P.

 

 

Rt.Hon. Matt Hancock  M.P.

Secretary of State for Health and Care

Dear Sir,

We all appreciate the need for and value of our National Health Service, to which virtually everyone owes so much. To enable the NHS to function, it has to be funded which is largely provided by National Insurance contributions paid by all working citizens within the UK. Over the years this has generally proved a workable and successful system, but it has its failings. One aspect, which is of considerable concern to many people, but about which they have probably felt that they could do nothing, concerns the question of ‘legalised’ abortions financed by the NHS.

When National Insurance contributions were first introduced in 1948, ‘legalised’ abortion did not exist. Abortion was a criminal offence, and until 1970 there was no question of funding it. Abortion is not an illness or medical condition, and it is a matter of dispute as to whether it should be included within the National Health Service. It involves the killing of the foetus or unborn baby in the womb, and is largely funded by the NHS with money received through National Insurance contributions.

  The latest official figures reveal that in 2019 in England and Wales, a total of 209,519 abortions were carried out.

Abortion is essentially a crime against humanity, (Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948), and I, and I’m sure many others who share my views, strongly object to financing it through National Insurance contributions. I  propose that the system should allow a simple choice as regards the beneficiary of National Insurance contributions to the NHS, in other words, an alternative to funding abortion, for example mental health needs. I believe that such a choice could be set up at relatively low cost within the system. Perhaps as simple as providing an appropriate ‘tick-box’ when a tax return is made, which can apply to both employed and self-employed.

 As a matter of urgency and of justice, I respectfully ask that serious consideration be given to implementing the above proposal.

Yours faithfully,

Brian Crowe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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