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Very Important: please read and act December 12, 2007

Posted by Winter in please do something, reproductive rights.

From Abortion Rights UK

Following the Queen’s speech on 6th November the government’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill is speeding through the Lords. Although the Bill itself does not address abortion, it is expected that anti-abortion Peers and/or MPs will table a number of damaging amendments to restrict women’s rights to abortion. In addition pro-choice MPs are expected to table amendments to improve the law for women.  The Bill has already had its First and Second Readings in the House of Lords on 7th and 19th November respectively.  A stream of anti-abortion Peers took part in the debate and attacked current rights with pro-choice Peers speaking in defence of the 1967 Abortion Act. Pro-choice MPs are planning to table amendments to improve the law during the course of the Bill in the Commons.

Please go to the Abortion Rights UK website and read the lists of amendments to the act which both pro and anti-choice MPs are going to propose here

Remember, the Anti-abortion lobby is very well-organised and will mobilise to lobby MPs, so we need to make sure they also hear from the pro-choice majority. Abortion Rights UK have advice and sample letters to help you lobby your MP here  



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