Sunday, October 08, 2006

There may be trouble ahead...

An Early Day Motion to Review Abortion Legislation is being put forward by Geraldine Smith MP

It's been on the cards for some time with a resurgence in the anti-abortion lobby. This EDM has 120 signatures.

"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."

The process will take a little time to get going into a fully fledged challenge to existing legislation - time which we should use to good effect to ensure that there is not any successful attempt to encroach on a woman's right to choose.

But let's have a look at some of the sponsors of this legislation shall we? Names you'd expect to find are Nicholas Soames, IDS and Malcolm Rifkind - no big surprise - but what about Sarah Teather and Ian Gibson, people I expect much better from. Oh yeah and Mr Galloway supports the review too, ffs.

Hat tip: Volsunga

1 comment:

Louisefeminista said...

Vital to support the Pro-Choice Week at the end of October. See Abortion Rights website.

They are chipping away at the time limits as due to the advance in technology the time limits can be reduced. There will always be some woman who needs a late abortion and we should defend that right.

The slogan, "as early as possible as late as necessary" is as vital as ever..!