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UNITED NATIONS REPORT ON MATERNAL MORTALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2237: tabled on 12 October 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with profound concern the recent report of the United Nations High Commisisoner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on maternal mortality and human rights (A/HRC/18/27) in which she presses for the ending of all restrictions on access to abortion in every member state of the United Nations, including the removal of the requirement for any form of third party consent, by implication including that of a doctor; condemns this misuse of a once respected international organisation to promote unrestricted abortion globally; is distressed by thismissed opportunity to put the real health interests of women on the international agenda; is appalled that the High Commissioner failed to highlight the forced abortion and compulsory sterilisation which women face in China, or to mention the estimated 100 million baby girls which The Economist reports have already been aborted in China and India because they are female; and calls on the Government to intervene urgentlyto prevent such abuse of office and of British taxpayers' money to pursue an expansionist abortion agenda which undermines the principle of the fundamental right of life, fails properly to condemn forced abortion and sterilisation and demeans women by failing to condemn the aborting of girl babies simply on the grounds of their gender.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.