House of Commons
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ABORTIONS OF BABY GIRLS
EDM #936
Tabled 16 January 2013
2012-13 Session
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.

Signatures (53)

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
22 April 2013
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
29 January 2013
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
22 January 2013
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
21 January 2013
Burley, Mr Aidan
Conservative
12 February 2013
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
23 January 2013
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
23 January 2013
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
01 February 2013
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
21 January 2013
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
31 January 2013
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
22 January 2013
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
13 February 2013
Dorries, Nadine
Independent
24 January 2013
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
21 January 2013
Evans, Jonathan
Conservative
24 January 2013
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
24 January 2013
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
29 January 2013
Glass, Pat
Labour
04 February 2013
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
22 January 2013
Halfon, Robert
Conservative
23 January 2013
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
25 January 2013
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
07 February 2013
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
22 January 2013
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
23 January 2013
McGovern, Jim
Labour
24 January 2013
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
25 February 2013
Murphy, Paul
Labour
31 January 2013
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
22 January 2013
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
22 January 2013
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
29 January 2013
Reckless, Mark
Conservative
25 February 2013
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
23 January 2013
Robertson, Mr Laurence
Conservative
23 January 2013
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
24 January 2013
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
22 January 2013
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
29 January 2013
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
22 January 2013
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
21 January 2013
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
22 January 2013
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
23 January 2013
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
28 January 2013
Vaz, Keith
Labour
23 January 2013
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
28 January 2013
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
24 April 2013
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
24 January 2013
Whittaker, Craig
Conservative
22 January 2013
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
01 February 2013
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion