House of Commons
ABORTION CLINIC BUFFER ZONES
EDM #1244
Tabled 08 May 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House notes with concern the persistent harassment, intimidation and targeting of people accessing and providing healthcare services at abortion clinics and pregnancy advisory bureaux; further notes repeated instances of women and staff being approached, recorded without their consent, followed and given false information about medical procedures; endorses the then Home Secretary's statement of 17 January 2018 that it is completely unacceptable for women to face harassment or intimidation for exercising their legal right to healthcare advice and treatment; welcomes the decision of Ealing Council to implement a buffer zone around a clinic on Mattock Lane that has been subject to long­standing, intimidatory and invasive activity and the work of other local authorities to find solutions to clinic protests in their areas; recognises that this harassment and intimidation is not limited to one borough but has taken place at 42 clinics across the UK in the last year alone; supports the British Pregnancy Advisory Service's Back Off campaign to introduce buffer zones outside reproductive health clinics as a means of ensuring that women are not harassed or obstructed from accessing confidential advice and treatment; looks forward to the conclusion of the Home Office's ongoing review into abortion clinic protests and the impact they have on women in England and Wales; and calls on the Government to bring forward legislation to protect the right of women to access lawful healthcare by introducing and implementing buffer zones around abortion clinics and pregnancy advisory bureaux.

Signatures (60)

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
09 May 2018
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
04 June 2018
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
09 May 2018
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
04 June 2018
Coffey, Ann
Labour
09 May 2018
Coyle, Neil
Labour
09 May 2018
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
09 May 2018
Cryer, John
Labour
09 May 2018
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
10 May 2018
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
09 May 2018
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
22 May 2018
Flynn, Paul
Labour
09 May 2018
Gapes, Mike
Labour
21 May 2018
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
09 May 2018
Green, Kate
Labour
09 May 2018
Hardy, Emma
Labour
09 May 2018
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
09 May 2018
Hayes, Helen
Labour
09 May 2018
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
22 May 2018
Hollern, Kate
Labour
14 May 2018
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
09 May 2018
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
09 May 2018
Jones, Graham P
Labour
21 May 2018
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
09 May 2018
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
09 May 2018
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
09 May 2018
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
09 May 2018
Lee, Karen
Labour
09 May 2018
Martin, Sandy
Labour
09 May 2018
McGovern, Alison
Labour
21 May 2018
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
09 May 2018
Phillips, Jess
Labour
09 May 2018
Powell, Lucy
Labour
09 May 2018
Reeves, Rachel
Labour
09 May 2018
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
22 May 2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
09 May 2018
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
21 May 2018
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
20 June 2018
Siddiq, Tulip
Labour
21 May 2018
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
09 May 2018
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
09 May 2018
Stevens, Jo
Labour
09 May 2018
Streeting, Wes
Labour
09 May 2018
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
09 May 2018
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
09 May 2018
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
09 May 2018
Umunna, Chuka
Labour
09 May 2018
Walker, Thelma
Labour
09 May 2018
West, Catherine
Labour
09 May 2018
Western, Matt
Labour
21 May 2018
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
09 May 2018
Williams, Dr Paul
Labour
09 May 2018
Williamson, Chris
Labour
14 May 2018
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
09 May 2018
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion