Pro-Life APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To provide a forum for discussion of pro-life issues including abortion, euthanasia and research upon the human embryo.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Pro-Life

1. Chief Medical Officer’s annual report 2020: health trends and variation in England
18/12/2020 - Department of Health and Social Care
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Found: age, and ethnicity. Chapter 1 covers changes to life expectancy and other demographic changes relating

2. Offending behaviour programmes and interventions
09/02/2021 - Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)
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Found: skills to strengthen pro - social identity and plan for an offence - f ree life. Breaking Free:

3. Offending behaviour programmes and interventions
01/03/2019 - Ministry of Justice
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Found: skills to strengthen pro -social identity and plan for an offence -free life. Breaking Free: Health

4. CACHE - written evidence
27/06/2018 - Inquiry: Life chances - Education Committee
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Found: education in early years to ensure that we maximise life chances and enhance social mobility.  More information

5. The Government Security Profession career framework
13/02/2020 - Government Security Profession
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Found: Security and are working to bring that vision to life. One of the 5 key components of that vision is

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Pro-Life

1. Demonstrations (Abortion Clinics)
24/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: into the clinic unimpeded by anti-abortion or even pro-choice campaigners after having probably made the - Speech Link
2: the area have a detrimental effect on quality of life—a hugely subjective test, especially when applied - Speech Link

2. Family Planning Clinics: Public Order Legislation
07/11/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: it has become simply impassable because of the pro-life protesters outside the gates of the clinic, who - Speech Link
2: to protesting outside the offices of MPs who are pro-choice, bringing very distressing images and handing - Speech Link
3: the leaflets that have been distributed by the pro-life lobby, which includes groups such as Abort67, - Speech Link
4: Government recently awarded an anti-choice charity called Life £250,000 from the tampon tax fund in what I believe - Speech Link
5: point, but I am not sure she did so adequately—a pro-life advocate, Klaus Annen, engaged in peaceful protest - Speech Link
6: except in the context of wishing to create a new life; that contraception was wrong because it enabled - Speech Link

3. Oral Answers to Questions
23/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: contribution —not just to our sporting life, but to our broader community life. It is important that young people - Speech Link
2: into contact with GambleAware, 70% come through a life-changing experience and get on to a better future - Speech Link
3: and we seek to do it so that a contribution to the life of this country will continue to be made by both - Speech Link
4: taken to encourage legal professionals to undertake pro bono work in the last 12 months. [R] [911052] - Speech Link
5: The Attorney General and I are the Government’s pro bono champions—I am delighted to take up that role - Speech Link

4. Oral Answers to Questions
28/04/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: shameful and disgusting, but sadly it is a fact of life. We recognise the threat posed, and that is why - Speech Link
2: ability of an individual to carry out their normal life while they remain innocent until proven guilty. - Speech Link
3: Government’s pro bono champions, I am proud to support the valuable work provided by the legal and pro bono sectors - Speech Link
4: the citizens advice bureau in Wrexham, facilitate pro bono opportunities, and solicitors are covered by - Speech Link

5. Public Legal Education
15/05/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: professions—both as part of and in addition to their pro bono community work. PLE has links with the school - Speech Link
2: I managed to spend a considerable portion of my life without interacting with lawyers of any sort, and - Speech Link
3: participates in the StreetLaw programme, run by BPP’s pro bono centre. He goes out to schools and teaches young - Speech Link
4: articulate debate, volunteering, and how to plan one’s life in future, but it could be so much more, and public - Speech Link
5: to navigate their way through the challenges of life, which is as essential as giving them the basics - Speech Link
6: when we are undergoing a lot of stress because of life events that come at us out of the blue, such as - Speech Link
7: commitment to participate in all aspects of public life helps children to grow up and aspire to be good - Speech Link

6. Hong Kong: Sentencing of Pro-democracy Activists
07/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: make a statement on the sentencing of the Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan - Speech Link
2: ongoing cases, and that includes the sentencing of the pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow and Ivan - Speech Link
3: focus on pursuing legal cases against well-known pro-democracy figures like Jimmy Lai. It is crucial that - Speech Link
4: reputation. The prosperity of Hong Kong and its way of life relies on respect for those fundamental freedoms - Speech Link
5: would seem rather perverse if somebody involved in pro-democracy demonstrations were unable to claim asylum - Speech Link
6: outline how he is offering support to the peaceful pro-democracy stand against what many claim is Beijing - Speech Link
7: about the trend of Hong Kong authorities targeting pro-democracy activists. Will the Minister join me in - Speech Link

7. Oral Answers to Questions
26/05/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: number of projects that reinforce how important pro bono work and public legal information are, not just - Speech Link
2: people across the country achieve justice through pro bono work. Does my hon. and learned Friend agree - Speech Link
3: financial year, £601 million-worth of work was provided pro bono by lawyers in private practice—that is, barristers - Speech Link
4: Friend doing to encourage more law firms to provide pro bono legal services to those small charities, to - Speech Link
5: point. It is right to pay tribute to the existing pro bono commitment by the legal professions, working - Speech Link

8. Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019
08/01/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: engaged on this subject as chair of the all-party pro-life group—although I realise that we are currently - Speech Link
2: such a love for the Union and our British way of life.My early influencers were two men who served - Speech Link
3: high levels of suicide, and other areas of public life. This is now your opportunity to force your politicians - Speech Link
4: election in Northern Ireland and to the number of pro-Union and anti-Union people returned to the House - Speech Link

9. Brexit: United Kingdom-Africa Trade and Development
25/04/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: trade and development policies are inclusive and pro-poor? Will the noble Lord agree that, as we step - Speech Link
2: govern them. The most important principle is a pro-poor and pro-development policy. Can the Minister assure - Speech Link
3: but is a major benefit to this country in terms of life sciences investment and boosting British trade? - Speech Link

10. Surplus Target: Corporation Tax
04/07/2016 - Lords Chamber

1: because if you are pro-business, you are pro-jobs, pro-living standards and pro-working people.Fourthly - Speech Link
2: on my own judgments, including some from my past life. Let me also quickly state that in the last week - Speech Link
3: forecasts and I have spent a considerable part of my life having that dubious challenge. We are dealing with - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Pro-Life
1. Abortion: Protest
asked by: Edward Leigh
... whether his Department plans to speak to women considering abortion who received assistance from people involved in pro-life vigils and who went on to have their child during its consultation on the presence of pro-life vigils near abortion clinics.

2. Abortion: Northern Ireland
asked by: Jeffrey M Donaldson
... what discussions he has had with pro-life groups in Northern Ireland on the legislation to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland.

3. Abortion: Protest
asked by: Edward Leigh
... whether officials of his Department have met with representatives from (a) the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and (b) Marie Stopes International to discuss pro-life vigils outside abortion centres.

4. Abortion: Clinics
asked by: Edward Leigh
... how many convictions there have been for public order offences involving pro-life vigil participants outside abortion clinics in England and Wales in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

5. Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
asked by: David Amess
... teachers; and which (i) organisations and (ii) individuals were consulted on the draft guidelines; known to his Department to take a (A) pro-life and (B) pro-choice view on abortion.

Latest Questions
8 Current APPG Officers
Edward Leigh Portrait
Edward Leigh
Conservative - Gainsborough
Joined: 30th July 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Fiona Bruce MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7042.



Right to Life UK acts as the group's secretariat.

Benefits in Kind
21 Jan 2020
Right to Life UK
Secretariat   From : 21/01/2020 To : 20/01/2021
12 Sep 2019
Right to Life Charitable Trust
Research services   From : 12/09/2019 To : 11/09/2020
12 Sep 2018
Right to Life Charitable Trust
Research services   From : 12/09/2018 To : 11/09/2019
12 Sep 2017
Right to Life Charitable Trust
Research services   From : 12/09/2017 To : 11/09/2018
1 Jan 2017
Right to Life Charitable Trust
Research services   From : 01/01/2017 To : 31/12/2017

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Pro-Life APPG

Former APPG Officers
Maria Caulfield Portrait
Maria Caulfield
Vice Chair
Conservative - Lewes
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Jeremy Lefroy Portrait
Jeremy Lefroy
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Stafford
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Jeffrey M Donaldson Portrait
Jeffrey M Donaldson
Democratic Unionist Party - Lagan Valley
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Vice Chair
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 21st November 2018
John Pugh Portrait
John Pugh
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Southport
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Robert Flello Portrait
Robert Flello
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Stoke-on-Trent South
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships