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It is over 15 years since Parliament considered our abortion legislation. With record numbers of abortions being performed and the legislation being disregarded by many in the medical profession it is time for a review of the legislation.

Encouragingly, an growing number of MPs share our opinion and an Early Day Motion (EDM) has been tabled by Geraldine Smith MP, as follows:

EDM 2379
REVIEW OF ABORTION LEGISLATION
15.06.2006
Smith, Geraldine
“That this House endorses Recommendation 77 of the Report of the Science and Technology Committee, Human Reproductive Technologies and the Law; and calls on the Government to set up a joint committee of both Houses to consider the scientific, medical and social changes in relation to abortion that have taken place since 1967, with a view to presenting options for new legislation.”

EDMs are not debated on the floor of the House of Commons but have traditionally been a very effective way of drawing particular issues to the Government's attention. The more MPs who sign an EDM, the greater the likelihood of the the Government taking some action, particularly on an issue like abortion where the Government has indicated that it would rather not get involved.

It would be very helpful if you could write to your MP to ask him/her to give the EDM their support. Your letter should be brief and polite and should state that EDM no. 2379 entitled 'Review of Abortion Legislation' has been tabled and that it would be helpful if your MP could sign the EDM to indicate his/her support.

The MPs listed below have already signed it.

You should send your letter to:

               MP
House of Commons
London
SW1A 0AA

Alternatively you can telephone your MP on 020 7219 3000 or send an email. MP’s can be emailed from the following webpage:
http://www.upmystreet.com/commons/l/

If you do not know who your MP is you can search by entering you postcode on the following webpage:
http://www.upmystreet.com/commons/l/


EDM 2379

REVIEW OF ABORTION LEGISLATION

15.06.2006

Smith, Geraldine  

42 signatures (now increased to over 70 signatures)

Gibson, Ian
Clarke, Tom
Dobbin, Jim
Spink, Bob
Taylor, David
Mackinlay, Andrew
Benton, Joe
Jones, Lynne
Dean, Janet
Bottomley, Peter
Harris, Evan
Leigh, Edward
Goodman, Paul
Waterson, Nigel
Crabb, Stephen
Davies, Philip
Jackson, Stewart
MacNeil, Angus
Vaizey, Edward
Pope, Greg
Rosindell, Andrew
Hoyle, Lindsay
Jones, Helen
Key, Robert
Marsden, Gordon
Durkan, Mark
George, Andrew
Stringer, Graham
Weir, Mike
Kawczynski, Daniel
Mates, Michael
Cash, William
Curtis-Thomas, Claire
Drew, David
Fox, Liam
Hancock, Mike
Willis, Phil
Winterton, Ann
Penning, Mike
Rowen, Paul
Williams, Stephen
 





Alive and Kicking Campaign Mobile Phone Recycling Scheme 2006

We want your old mobile phones’

  • Did you know there are over 100 million mobile phones lying redundant around the UK in drawers, desks and cupboards?
  • 99% of all old mobile phones can be reused or be refurbished to be reused
  • Every phone carries a financial reward that could help the Alive and Kicking Campaign. Phones can be worth up to £50!!
  • According to the latest annual government statistics 206,956 babies died from abortion in 2005 in the UK and the numbers continue to rise. A recent public opinion poll commissioned by Alive and Kicking revealed that 81% of the public believe that there are too many abortions and ways should be found of reducing the number. The mood has turned and people now recognise the terrible extent of the abortion tragedy. The public is with us, MPs want a review of the Abortion Act, and newspapers and TV are making it headline news. Alive and Kicking: the campaign to make abortion rare continues to draw attention to the abortion tragedy. But your support is essential to make change in the law unstoppable.
  • The money generated from recycling your mobile phone on behalf of the Alive and Kicking Campaign will help us to realise our goal of making abortion rare. To find out more about the Alive and Kicking Campaign visit www.aliveandkickingcampaign.org or call 020 7584 7186.


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