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25th Anniversary Of The Implementation Of The Abortion Act

EDM number 1848 in 1992-93, proposed by Ann Winterton on 26/04/1993.

That this House notes with sadness that the Abortion Act first came into force 25 years ago on 27th April 1968; deeply regrets that under the authority of this Act over 3.7 million unborn children have been killed, over 90 per cent. of them for reasons merely of social convenience, that only 151 abortions or 0.004 per cent. of the total were performed in emergency to save the life of the mother; observes that such liberal abortion laws have done nothing to liberate women, or to end the social problems for which they were hailed as the panacea; expresses its sorrow that the United Kingdom law has become a model for liberal abortion laws the world over; accepts that this legislation brings shame upon the House and upon the country; and believes that the time has now come for the working of the Abortion Act to be thoroughly reviewed and for Her Majesty's Government to bring forward proposals for humane legislation which strikes a more acceptable balance between the care of the individual mother, and the inalienable right to life of the unborn child.

This motion has been signed by a total of 57 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Ann Winterton26/04/1993CongletonProposed
Jonathan Evans26/04/1993Brecon and RadnorSigned
Elizabeth Peacock26/04/1993Batley & SpenSigned
Roger Evans26/04/1993MonmouthSigned
Phil Gallie26/04/1993AyrSigned
Harry Greenway26/04/1993Ealing NorthSigned
Michael Alison26/04/1993SelbySigned
David Alton26/04/1993Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
David Atkinson26/04/1993Bournemouth EastSigned
Roy Beggs26/04/1993East AntrimSigned
Alan Beith26/04/1993Berwick-upon-TweedSigned
Vivian Bendall26/04/1993Ilford NorthSigned
Joe Benton26/04/1993BootleSigned
Andrew Bowden26/04/1993Brighton, KemptownSigned
David Sumberg26/04/1993Bury SouthSigned
Teddy Taylor26/04/1993Southend EastSigned
Richard Tracey26/04/1993SurbitonSigned
David Trimble26/04/1993Upper BannSigned
Gerard Vaughan26/04/1993Reading EastSigned
John Watts26/04/1993SloughSigned
Nicholas Winterton26/04/1993MacclesfieldSigned
Den Dover26/04/1993ChorleySigned
Barry Porter26/04/1993Wirral SouthSigned
Peter Robinson26/04/1993Belfast EastSigned
Marion Roe26/04/1993BroxbourneSigned
Martin Smyth26/04/1993Belfast SouthSigned
Andrew Hunter26/04/1993BasingstokeSigned
Toby Jessel26/04/1993TwickenhamSigned
David Lidington26/04/1993AylesburySigned
Peter Luff26/04/1993WorcesterSigned
Ken Maginnis26/04/1993Fermanagh & South TyroneSigned
Thomas McAvoy26/04/1993Glasgow, RutherglenSigned
Eddie McGrady26/04/1993South DownSigned
Ian Paisley26/04/1993North AntrimSigned
Rhodes Boyson26/04/1993Brent NorthSigned
John Butcher26/04/1993Coventry South WestSigned
Bill Cash26/04/1993StaffordSigned
Stephen Day26/04/1993CheadleSigned
Geoffrey Dickens26/04/1993Littleborough and SaddleworthSigned
Harold Elletson26/04/1993Blackpool NorthSigned
Seamus Mallon26/04/1993Newry & ArmaghSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe27/04/1993LeighSigned
Nigel Waterson27/04/1993EastbourneSigned
David Faber27/04/1993WestburySigned
Patrick Cormack27/04/1993South StaffordshireSigned
Michael Neubert27/04/1993RomfordSigned
Robert Parry27/04/1993Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Peter Fry30/04/1993WellingboroughSigned
Michael Grylls30/04/1993Surrey North WestSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie04/05/1993Glasgow, PollokSigned
William McCrea04/05/1993Mid UlsterSigned
Keith Vaz05/05/1993Leicester EastSigned
Nigel Evans06/05/1993Ribble ValleySigned
John Hume18/05/1993FoyleSigned
Nirj Deva17/06/1993Brentford & IsleworthSigned
Jamie Cann24/06/1993IpswichSigned
John BowisUnknownWithdrawn

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