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INTERNATIONAL FUND TO FINANCE ACCESS TO BIRTH CONTROL AND ABORTION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 881: tabled on 25 January 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 decision of the Dutch Government to launch an international fund to finance access to birth control and abortion in the global south; notes that this initiative is in response to the deeply regrettable reinstatement by President Trump of the so-called global gag rule, banning international non-governmental organisations that received US funding from providing abortion services or information; further notes that the World Health Organisation estimates that 22 million women experience unsafe abortions every year, the vast majority in countries where abortion rights are restricted by law; notes that such unsafe abortions are a major cause of maternal mortality, killing more than 45,000 women every year; further welcomes the Government's commitment to Sustainable Development Goal Target 5.6 of ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights; and calls on the Government to work closely with the Dutch Government to maximise contributions to the fund by governments, businesses and civil society organisations.

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.

Berger, Luciana
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2017
Liverpool, Wavertree
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2017
Rhondda
Creagh, Mary
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2017
Wakefield
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2017
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2017
Coventry South
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 January 2017
Motherwell and Wishaw
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2017
Makerfield
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2017
Birmingham, Hall Green
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2017
Camberwell and Peckham
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2017
Dulwich and West Norwood
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 February 2017
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hodge, Dame Margaret
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2017
Barking
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2017
Luton North
Johnson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2017
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 January 2017
Dundee West
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 30 January 2017
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 February 2017
Falkirk
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 February 2017
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2017
East Dunbartonshire
Phillips, Jess
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2017
Birmingham, Yardley
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2017
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2017
Huddersfield
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2017
Cardiff Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 31 January 2017
Midlothian

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.