Thank you to everyone who has already added their name and messages of support to this open letter welcoming the work of Marie Stopes in Belfast.
As we approach 500 signatures, we think this is a good time to close the petition and deliver it directly into the hands of the politicians. While the tone of the public discourse over the last couple of weeks has been reassuringly pro-choice, the MLAs have sounded precitably archaic, misinformed and sensationalist by comparison. We must take this opportunity to remind them that they are there to represent us and our view is that full reproductive choice and healthcare is essential to securing women’s well-being and equality!
In addition to this online letter, activists have been gathering paper signatures in the QUB Student Union and Belfast City Centre. In total we now have well over 1000 and are hoping to present these to Stormont on Monday. Therefore this petition will close at midnight tonight so let’s have one last big push to share it with as many friends as possible who might want to sign! Please focus on people who live here in Northern Ireland as those signatures will have the most impact for the MLAs.
Many thanks again for your support,