Emergency protest: MPs vote on abortion time limit
Laura // 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
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 :-(