Health and Social Care Bill: Abortion Rights

September 14, 2011






Resounding Defeat For Dorries Abortion Amendments (Abortion Rights 07/09/11): MPs have today delivered a comprehensive rejection of Nadine Dorries attempts to change the abortion counselling system, voting 368 to 118 against the proposals.

Pro-Choice Activists Speak Out Ahead Of Abortion Debate In Parliament (Abortion Rights 06/09/11)

Campaign Update: Pro-Choice Amendment Tabled:  Julian Huppert MP yesterday tabled an amendment to the Health and Social Care bill, aimed at preventing anti-choice organisations from counselling women on their pregnancy options.

Health Ministers To Vote Against Abortion Plan (Independent 02/09/11) Health ministers will vote against calls to change the advice given to women considering an abortion in an attempt to defeat a move aimed at reducing terminations.

‘Pro-Life’ MPs Refuse To Back Down Over Bid To Change Abortion Advice (Independent 30/08/11) Anti-abortion campaigners are pressing ahead with a controversial amendment to the Government’s new health bill designed to cut the number of pregnancies which are terminated each year in the UK.

Anti-Choice Counselling: Tell Your MP To Say NO! (Abortion Rights) We need you to stand up for access to safe, legal abortion and the right to impartial information.

Statement On Changes To Abortion Services (Women’s Health and Equality Consortium 31/08/11)  “The WHEC adamantly opposes the amendment to the Health and Social Care Bill requiring GPs to make provision for ‘independent advice and counselling’ to be available to women seeking abortion, stripping abortion providers of responsibility for carrying out this role. These proposals are not only unnecessary, but compromise women’s wellbeing and demonstrate a serious step back in time for gender equality.

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