ProLife Alliance

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ProLife Alliance (or simply ProLife) is an advocacy group and former political party in the United Kingdom, formed in October 1996. It is opposed to any form of euthanasia and opposes human cloning, abortion and experiments on human embryos. It supports anti-abortion taxation policies (specify) and guaranteed maternity and paternity leave. Its leader is Dominica Roberts.

History[edit]

Originally formed as a political party, it put up 56 candidates to contest the 1997 election. The refusal of the BBC to show its television party political broadcast led to litigation, in which it was ultimately unsuccessful.[1]

The ProLife Alliance gained 20,393 votes in the 2004 European Parliament election. It withdrew from the Electoral Commission's Register in 2004.

In 2003, the Department of Health (DOH) significantly reduced the statistical information it provided about abortions for suspected foetal abnormalities. The ProLife Alliance challenged this under the Freedom of Information Act, and this challenge was supported by the Information Commissioner. An appeal by the DOH to the Information Tribunal failed.[2] The Tribunal rejected the DOH view that personal information would be unreasonably endangered, and commented on the Department's duty to ensure compliance with the Abortion Act and its failure to scrutinise reporting forms "either clinically or substantively".[3] The Department first planned to appeal to the High Court,[4] but subsequently conceded and made the requested information available in July 2011.

Election results[edit]

House of Commons[edit]

House of Commons of the United Kingdom
Election year # of total votes  % of overall vote # of seats won Rank
1997[5] 19,332Increase 0.1%Increase 0 Steady 18
2001[6] 9,453 Decrease 0.0% Decrease 0 Steady 20


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Regina v. British Broadcasting Corporation (Appellants) ex parte Prolife Alliance
  2. ^ Jane Dreaper, "Late abortions data to be public", BBC News, 15 October 2009
  3. ^ Tribunal Decision, October 2009, paras 81,82).
  4. ^ "Government seeks secrecy on cleft palate abortions", Daily Telegraph, 13 November 2009
  5. ^ "2005 General election results". UK Political Info. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Election 2010 Results". BBC News. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 

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