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Abortion Law In Northern Ireland;amdt. Line 1:

EDM number 822A1 in 1994-95, proposed by Martin Smyth on 23/03/1995.

leave out from `House' to end and add `notes that people of all denominations in Northern Ireland are united in their opposition to abortion, that the extension of the Abortion Act was opposed by 18 of 19 local authorities which debated the issue, that the Northern Ireland Assembly on 29th February 1984 voted by 20 to 1 against extension of the Act or any like legislation; endorses the statement by the honourable Member for North Antrim that `the overwhelming opposition is amazing, because it stretches from the Unionist parties to the nationalist SDLP. It stretches from churches to the students' union of Queen's University, which in no way would be called a Conservative or right-wing body'; notes that despite Britain's high teenage abortion rate, in Northern Ireland there are fewer teenage births than in Britain; observes that the assertion that the law violates the standards of human rights law rests on the mistaken assumption that there is a `right' to abortion under British law; notes that in Northern Ireland there are no reported cases of pregnant victims of rape being denied abortion nor of women's health being damaged through pregnancies which doctors elsewhere in the United Kingdom would have aborted and that the district obstetric mortality rate in Northern Ireland, at 2.4 per 100,000 births, is the lowest in the United Kingdom and significantly lower than the 6.2 in Great Britain; and resolves to uphold the dignity of women and the right to life of unborn children in accordance with the cultural, religious, medical, ethical and legal traditions of Northern Ireland.'.

This is a ammendment to 822.

This motion has been signed by a total of 44 MPs.

Martin Smyth23/03/1995Belfast SouthProposed
Elizabeth Peacock23/03/1995Batley & SpenSigned
William McCrea23/03/1995Mid UlsterSigned
Nicholas Winterton23/03/1995MacclesfieldSigned
Ann Winterton23/03/1995CongletonSigned
Joe Benton23/03/1995BootleSigned
Roy Beggs23/03/1995East AntrimSigned
Eddie McGrady23/03/1995South DownSigned
Peter Robinson23/03/1995Belfast EastSigned
William Ross23/03/1995East LondonderrySigned
Joseph Hendron23/03/1995Belfast WestSigned
David Alton23/03/1995Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Seamus Mallon24/03/1995Newry & ArmaghSigned
Cecil Walker24/03/1995Belfast NorthSigned
James Molyneaux24/03/1995Lagan ValleySigned
Clifford Forsythe28/03/1995South AntrimSigned
Thomas McAvoy30/03/1995Glasgow, RutherglenSigned
Robert Parry30/03/1995Liverpool, RiversideSigned
David Trimble30/03/1995Upper BannSigned
Harry Greenway30/03/1995Ealing NorthSigned
Marion Roe30/03/1995BroxbourneSigned
Michael Alison03/04/1995SelbySigned
Vivian Bendall03/04/1995Ilford NorthSigned
Ian Paisley04/04/1995North AntrimSigned
Alan Beith04/04/1995Berwick-upon-TweedSigned
Den Dover04/04/1995ChorleySigned
Ken Maginnis04/04/1995Fermanagh & South TyroneSigned
Toby Jessel05/04/1995TwickenhamSigned
Julian Brazier18/04/1995CanterburySigned
John McFall03/05/1995DumbartonSigned
Michael Lord04/05/1995Suffolk CentralSigned
Bill Cash15/05/1995StaffordSigned
Gordon Oakes23/05/1995HaltonSigned
David Atkinson23/05/1995Bournemouth EastSigned
Keith Vaz23/05/1995Leicester EastSigned
Andrew Hunter25/05/1995BasingstokeSigned
Phil Gallie31/05/1995AyrSigned
Calum MacDonald06/06/1995Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
Paul Tyler06/06/1995North CornwallSigned
David Sumberg07/06/1995Bury SouthSigned
Stephen Day15/06/1995CheadleSigned
Andrew Welsh21/06/1995Angus EastSigned
Ted Rowlands03/07/1995Merthyr Tydfil & RhymneySigned
Jeremy Bray16/10/1995Motherwell SouthSigned

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