House of Commons
US POLICY ON ABORTION SERVICES OVERSEAS
EDM #962
Tabled 21 February 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House notes that a year has passed since the reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule, otherwise known as the Mexico City Policy, by the US Administration; recognises that this expanded policy has started to have a devastating impact on access to reproductive health services in the developing world and that the policy threatens to undermine the fundamental human rights of millions of women; further notes that this policy is counterproductive and will lead to more unsafe abortions by limiting access to contraception and life-saving safe abortion services; acknowledges that non-governmental organisations which will not adhere to the policy, such as Marie Stopes International and the International Planned Parenthood Federation, can no longer receive new funding support from the US and risk having to scale back interventions; and urges the Government to support those affected organisations and to work with like-minded governments to ensure women in the developing world can continue to exercise their reproductive rights through access to high quality services.

Signatures (45)

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In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
23 February 2018
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
06 March 2018
Berger, Luciana
Labour
07 March 2018
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
27 February 2018
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
23 February 2018
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
23 February 2018
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
23 February 2018
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
26 February 2018
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
23 February 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
26 February 2018
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
23 February 2018
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
26 February 2018
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
23 February 2018
Gapes, Mike
Labour
23 February 2018
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
26 February 2018
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
23 February 2018
Green, Kate
Labour
23 February 2018
Hayes, Helen
Labour
23 February 2018
Hodge, Dame Margaret
Labour
05 March 2018
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
26 February 2018
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
26 February 2018
Malhotra, Seema
Labour
13 March 2018
McGovern, Alison
Labour
23 February 2018
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
27 February 2018
Phillips, Jess
Labour
23 February 2018
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
27 February 2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
28 February 2018
Ryan, Joan
Labour
23 February 2018
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
27 February 2018
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
23 February 2018
Smith, Angela
Labour
23 February 2018
Stevens, Jo
Labour
23 February 2018
Turner, Karl
Labour
23 February 2018
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
23 February 2018
Walker, Thelma
Labour
26 February 2018
Whitfield, Martin
Labour
26 February 2018
Williams, Dr Paul
Labour
23 February 2018
Williamson, Chris
Labour
23 February 2018
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
26 February 2018
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion