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SPUC’s key takeaways from Social Democratic Party Manifesto 2024

by | Jul 2, 2024

By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

Image: William Clouston, as uploaded by Social Democrat Party, modifications applied.

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has published its Manifesto for the upcoming 2024 General Election, to be held on July 4.

Below are the key takeaways from the Manifesto in matters relating to pro-life issues:

Abortion

The SDP Manifesto makes no mention of abortion.

However, it states that universities “will be expected to accommodate a wide variety of viewpoints, giving space for civil discussion without fear of harassment or no-platforming”, which should include the pro-life views of students and speakers.

Assisted Suicide

The Manifesto makes no mention of assisted suicide.

Family Support

The SDP pledges to enact several policies that it says will support families, including:

“The tax and benefit system will offer greater protection and support for family life. Couples raising children together (comprising a basic rate tax payer and a non tax payer) will benefit from full sharing of tax allowances.”

“[A] national housing policy… to ensure that young people seeking to start a family will be able to find a suitable, affordable home.”

“Safe, staffed accommodation will be provided by the state for vulnerable young unpartnered parents, including education, training support and parenting skills. Absent parents will pay child maintenance in all cases.”

“All parents of dependent children under school age may elect to work from home three days a week for at least two years, unless the nature of their work makes this impracticable.”

“When making staff redundancies, employers will be expected to take into account family circumstances, and parents supporting children under 16 will be accorded the same protection as groups presently protected under anti-discrimination legislation.”

SPUC General Election Tool – Value your Vote

SPUC has created an online tool to help supporters and British citizens contact their Parliamentary candidates and ask them how they intend to vote on abortion and assisted suicide. It is vital that pro-life people use their vote to elect pro-life MPs. Every vote matters.

Click here to access the tool.

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