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BUFFER ZONES AROUND ABORTION CLINICS AND PREGNANCY ADVISORY BUREAUX

EDM (Early Day Motion) 612: tabled on 10 December 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 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 concern the recent escalation in anti-abortion activity targeted at women and staff attending abortion clinics and pregnancy advisory services; further notes that approaching and recording women and staff, alongside the distribution of misleading information and distressing images, intimidates women and jeopardises access to legal healthcare services; believes in upholding the right to peaceful protest; further believes that the right to peaceful protest should not interfere with the fundamental right for women to make individual reproductive choices; further notes that campaigns against women exercising their sexual health rights can continue without occupying the space immediately outside clinics; supports the British Pregnancy Advisory Service's Back Off campaign to implement buffer zones outside reproductive health clinics as a means of ensuring that women are not harassed or obstructed from accessing confidential advice and treatment; and calls on the Government to bring forward legislation to protect the rights of women to access lawful healthcare by enabling the introduction and implementation of buffer zones around clinics offering abortion and sexual health services.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2015
Blaydon
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2014
York Central
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
Sheffield South East
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 2015
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2014
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2014
Islington North
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Leyton and Wanstead
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Lewisham West and Penge
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2015
St Ives
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2015
Edinburgh East
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
Signed on 5 January 2015
Richmond Park
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2015
Leeds North East
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2015
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2015
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 4 March 2015
North Down
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2015
Cheltenham
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Knowsley
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2014
Cambridge
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2015
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 December 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 5 January 2015
Belfast East
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2015
Lewisham, Deptford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2014
Ealing, Southall
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Alyn and Deeside
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2015
St Helens North
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2015
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 December 2014
Arfon
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2015
Cardiff Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.