Emergency protest: MPs vote on abortion time limit

// 8 May 2008

MPs will be voting on whether to lower the abortion time limit from 24 to 20 weeks on May 20th. Abortion Rights is organising an emergency protest outside parliament:

Tuesday 20 May, 5.30pm

Outside Parliament – details to be confirmed

Tube: Westminster

On Tuesday 20 May Members of Parliament will debate and vote on the anti-abortion amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill. The key amendments aim to lower the time limit for abortion. This vote is taking place much earlier than expected and with very little notice. In the limited time available, it is vital that everyone who supports a

woman’s right to choose does everything they can to show their opposition to any reduction in the time limit. Please attend this crucial protest – and encourage your trade union, women’s group, student union or other organization to send a presence. Please also write to your MP in advance of the 20th to urge them to vote against any amendment to reduce the time limit. A model letter is available here.

I really wish I could make it, but I’ll just have to sit in my French exam with my fingers crossed :-(

Comments From You

Sarah // Posted 8 May 2008 at 11:04 pm

I can’t make it to the demo, but I have sent a letter to my MP. Thank you for posting this, and for showing us how we can all register our views on this.

I can’t believe they’re even debating this. Again.

Amity // Posted 9 May 2008 at 8:28 am

Perfect timing! I was going to be in Westminster that day anyway so I’ll try my best to make it. Does anyone know how long it’s expected to go on?

Rogue // Posted 21 May 2008 at 2:12 am

This protest was fantastic, I loved being a part of it. :)

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