House of Commons
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ABORTION FOR CLEFT PALATE OR CLEFT LIP
EDM #186
Tabled 02 December 2003
2003-04 Session
That this House condemns the fact that since 1995 there have been 26 abortions performed for cleft palate or lip; believes that these eugenic abortions contravene section 1(1)(d) of the Abortion Act 1967 (as amended); notes the assertion of the honourable Member for Aberdeen Central, 21st June 1990, Official Report, c1187 that section 1(1)(d) would never authorise abortion for cleft palate or lip; further notes that in making this inaccurate assertion he was supported by the present Solicitor General, the Right honourable Member for Camberwell and Peckham; congratulates Joanna Jepson for her courage in bringing eugenic abortion to public attention; and calls upon the Government to review the application of section 1(1)(d) of the Abortion Act 1967 (as amended) as a matter of urgency in order to end the scandal of eugenic abortion.

Signatures (58)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
03 December 2003
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
04 December 2003
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
20 January 2004
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
03 December 2003
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
04 December 2003
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
11 December 2003
Cummings, John
Labour
08 December 2003
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
24 March 2004
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
03 December 2003
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Independent Unionist
03 December 2003
Drew, Mr David
Labour
04 December 2003
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
03 December 2003
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
05 January 2004
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
19 April 2004
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
17 March 2004
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
04 December 2003
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
26 January 2004
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
08 December 2003
Kaufman, Mr Gerald
Labour
23 February 2004
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
05 January 2004
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
09 December 2003
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
26 January 2004
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
04 December 2003
Lyons, Mr John
Labour
03 February 2004
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
28 January 2004
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
16 December 2003
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
09 December 2003
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
27 January 2004
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
02 December 2003
Pound, Stephen
Labour
10 December 2003
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
04 December 2003
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
07 January 2004
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
15 January 2004
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
08 December 2003
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
04 December 2003
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
03 December 2003
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
04 February 2004
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
11 December 2003
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
30 January 2004
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Independent Unionist
03 December 2003
Spink, Bob
Conservative
04 December 2003
Taylor, David
Labour
08 December 2003
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
08 December 2003
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
03 December 2003
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
15 January 2004
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
03 December 2003
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
09 December 2003
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
10 December 2003
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
26 February 2004
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
12 May 2004
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
02 December 2003
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
03 December 2003
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion