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ABORTIONS OF BABY GIRLS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 936: tabled on 16 January 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 53 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, in acknowledging that there is a wide range of different but sincerely held views on the issue of abortion law, nevertheless unites in registering its profound shock at recent confirmation by the Department of Health that there are discrepancies in the balance between the number of boys and girls born to groups of women from some overseas countries to an extent that `falls outside the range considered possible without intervention'; is appalled that there now appears to be evidence of significant numbers of baby girls being aborted illegally in the UK simply because of their gender; reminds the police and Crown Prosecution Service that abortion on the grounds of gender is illegal; and, in demanding immediate and effective enforcement of the law in this area, calls on the Department of Health to put in place procedures to record in future the gender of babies aborted under the provisions of the Abortion Act 1967 so that statistical evidence of crime cannot be hidden.

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.

Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2013
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2013
Bootle
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2013
Wellingborough
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2013
Canterbury
Burley, Mr Aidan
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 2013
Cannock Chase
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 January 2013
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2013
Blyth Valley
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2013
West Lancashire
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2013
Workington
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 2013
Monmouth
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 January 2013
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 February 2013
Lagan Valley
Dorries, Nadine
Independent
Signed on 24 January 2013
Mid Bedfordshire
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 January 2013
Foyle
Evans, Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2013
Cardiff North
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2013
Birkenhead
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 29 January 2013
Bradford West
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2013
North West Durham
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2013
North Tyneside
Halfon, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2013
Harlow
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2013
Hitchin and Harpenden
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 February 2013
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 January 2013
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 January 2013
Belfast South
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2013
Dundee West
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2013
Leeds North West
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2013
Torfaen
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 January 2013
North Antrim
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2013
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2013
Bolton South East
Reckless, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2013
Rochester and Strood
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 January 2013
South Down
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2013
Tewkesbury
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2013
North Cornwall
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2013
Romford
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2013
Glenrothes
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 January 2013
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2013
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 January 2013
Upper Bann
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2013
South West Devon
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2013
Hazel Grove
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2013
Leicester East
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Walsall South
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2013
Cleethorpes
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2013
Bradford East
Whittaker, Craig
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2013
Calder Valley
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 February 2013
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.