October 19, 2018

Decriminalising Abortion

A lot of constiuents have contacted me about the decriminalisation of abortion and the Ten Minute Rule Bill that will be heard in the Commons on 23rd October 2018. I can confirm that I will be voting for this bill and that I support the decriminalisation of abortion. In March 2017 Diana Johnson MP introduced a Bill to the House …

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July 23, 2018

Joint Letter on Women’s Reproductive Healthcare Rights in Northern Ireland

  Together with 170 other British and Irish Parliamentarians, I have signed a joint letter to the Prime Minister and the Taoiseach of the Irish Republic on abortion rights in Northern Ireland. Both the UK and the Republic of Ireland must uphold human rights in Northern Ireland as part of the Good Friday Agreement. The UK Supreme Court has recently found that abortion law as it stands in Northern Ireland is incompatible with article …

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May 14, 2018

Letter to Home Secretary on Protests Outside Abortion Clinics

This week I have co-signed a letter by my Labour colleague Rupa Huq MP to new Home Secretary Sajid Javid. The letter asks him in his new role to continue the review which had been taking place into protests outside abortion clinics and the possible introduction of ‘buffer zones’ to enable women to access health care without fear of harassment.

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