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LEGAL PROTECTION FOR UNBORN CHILDREN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1150: tabled on 25 February 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 18 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 welcomes the verdict in R v Wilson wherein Kevin Wilson, who repeatedly stamped on his ex-girlfriend's stomach in order to bring about the death of her unborn child, was sentenced to at least 16 years in prison; considers that the punishment is appropriate to the severity of his heinous crime; notes that Mr Wilson's sentence was handed down for child destruction, a crime under the Infant Life Preservation Act 1929, which, together with sections 58 and 59 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861, is the sole legislation preventing such violence; affirms that the criminal law is absolutely right to prohibit such atrocities; and deplores the efforts of pressure groups to repeal these acts of parliament which provide necessary protections to human life before birth.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.