Abortion votes postponed until the autumn

// 11 July 2008

From Abortion Rights:

Harriet Harman has announced that the Report stage of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, which was timetabled to be debated in Parliament on Monday 14th July, will now be debated after the summer recess ending on 6th October.

The anti-abortion lobby is continuing its ideological campaign against women’s fundamental rights. A number of restrictive anti-abortion amendments have been tabled as well as positive amendments to improve the law for women. Pro-choice supporters are encouraged to take every opportunity to lobby their MP during the summer and autumn using the Abortion Rights model letters and briefings available on the website.

The additional campaign now required in the Autumn will require additional support. If you haven’t already, now is the time to encourage friends, colleagues and family to join Abortion Rights as an individual member, to affiliate your organisation or trade union branch or to give a donation. Supporters can visit the webpage to join and donate online or to download forms to pay by cheque or standing order.

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