ePetition details

Remove LIFE anti-abortion organisation from Wolverhampton

We, the undersigned, petition the council to Not support LIFE (anti abortion) charity by allowing them premises for charity shops.

Wolverhampton has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in England, some wards have over double the national average. We DO need immediate, non judgemental intervention with this but what we do NOT need is an anti abortion charity making our women especially young women (as they are more vulnerable and impressionable) feel guilty about an already incredibly difficult decision. At the moment LIFE have a prime location to target women and girls and force their outdated and judgemental opinions, this causes a detrimental effect on the mental health and wellbeing of women but also has an impact on continued unwanted pregnancies through feelings of guilt or remorse. LIFE have been in Wolverhampton for far too many years and it is about time that they were not supported further by the council by offering them premises to further their cause.

Started by: Kelly Walker-Reed (Inspiring Healthy Choices)

This ePetition ran from 23/08/2018 to 23/01/2019 and has now finished.

2 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

All employees of Wolverhampton City Council have a contractual and legal duty to be impartial and as such they must not allow their professional judgement and advice to be influenced by their own personal views. To fulfil this duty, employees must assist and advise all parts of the Council and must always act to the best of their abilities and in the best interests of the authority as expressed in the Council’s formal decisions. As an employee of the Council, you must be alert to any issues that may be contentious or politically sensitive and be aware of any implications arising from the same. To ensure that any issues are minimised, each application for a tenancy is to be considered individually on it own merits in accordance with Council policy and its compliance under equality implication reports.