Stop Female Genital Cutting (warning: upsetting topic)

To: Lynne Featherstone MP

Dear Lynne,

I am writing to ask you to make it a PRIORITY to stop all Female Genital Cutting in Britain NOW. As responsible and caring adults it is our duty to protect ALL our children. FGC is a barbaric and sadistic practice usually carried out with no anaesthetic. How can we allow this torture of small defenceless children to go on!?

We regularly prosecute people for treating animals cruelly – and yet not one single person has been prosecuted for cutting off the genitals of young girls! This is an unbelievable situation which we cannot allow to continue!

 

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Join us in calling on world leaders to step up and meet the need for women’s health.

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On his first full day in office, the US President signed an executive order reimposing and expanding the “Global Gag Rule”, a policy that has been in place under many Republican White Houses. The rule strips over USD $600 million in funding for women’s health programs around the world.

The US Administration says the gag rule prohibits US government funding of organizations that provide access to, or information about, abortions. Yet, many of these organizations also provide access to contraceptives, maternal health services, cervical cancer screenings, routine vaccinations and HIV/AIDS prevention. This will by extension cut funds to a broad range of women’s health services. Continue reading

Make the NHS check for, and correct, tongue-ties at birth at all U.K. maternity units

via Petition · Jeremy Hunt/Simon Stevens: Make the NHS check for, and correct, tongue-ties at birth at all U.K. maternity units · Change.org

6 weeks ago I became a dad to a beautiful baby boy. But the poor little guy was, like up to 1 in 10 other babies in the UK, born with his tongue tied.

Babies with a tongue-tie have limited movement of their tongue and jaw, leading to difficulty breastfeeding, struggles with colic and gas, lack of sleep, and potential speech impediments later in life. Continue reading

Petition · Jeremy Hunt: Help my daughter get the drugs she needs to live · Change.org

via Petition · Jeremy Hunt: Help my daughter get the drugs she needs to live · Change.org.

Help my daughter get the drugs she needs to live.

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Bethany, is a nine year old and one of the bravest people I know. Although I would say that – I am her father! Bethany has a rare genetic condition. She has tumours on her brain, liver and right kidney. She suffers epileptic fits up to 50 times a day, suffers insomnia and has learning difficulties.It’s heartbreaking and the drugs she is on are not working. Her doctors say the anti-cancer drug Everolimus will work and clinical trials prove this.But NHS red-tape means Bethany has been denied funding for the drug.

via Petition · Jeremy Hunt: Help my daughter get the drugs she needs to live · Change.org.