The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Value of a Vote for Life!

As we approach 4 July, the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has launched a campaign to highlight the importance of the sanctity of life throughout the General Election campaign period.

The ‘Value Your Vote’ initiative aims to inform voters, encouraging us to protect the most vulnerable members of our society. SPUC has created advanced tools to assist Catholics and other pro-life voters in ascertaining which of their local candidates are already – or intend to be – supporting pro-life legislation. The toolkit shows each candidate’s voting record on this subject and enables you to contact them quickly and easily by email:

www.spuc.org.uk/valueyourvote

Recently, the threat of home-induced abortion being decriminalised up to birth was narrowly avoided, but it is almost certain that similar proposals will return in the coming session of Parliament.  Similarly, there is growing momentum for legislation to permit assisted suicide.

Government figures reveal a troubling increase in the number of abortions taking place: 252,122 in England and Wales and 18,207 in Scotland in 2022. Despite the scale of this loss of life and the wider consequences for our society, the Catholic Church is almost alone as a major cultural force in recognising the gravity of the deliberate destruction of human life.

SPUC is dedicated to supporting the efforts of the Church in promoting the inherent worth of all human life. During the campaign for the General Election, citizens inevitably consider the values they wish for in their society.

The ‘Value Your Vote’ campaign is not telling anyone how to vote. It is just helping us make informed choices – and the resources enable the importance of pro-life issues to be raised with Parliamentary candidates in a way which respects the right of voters to hold their own political views on other matters.

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