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Buffer Zones Around Abortion Clinics And Pregnancy Advisory Bureaux

EDM number 612 in 2014-15, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 10/12/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Health services and Medical ethics.

That this House notes with concern the recent escalation in anti-abortion activity targeted at women and staff attending abortion clinics and pregnancy advisory services; further notes that approaching and recording women and staff, alongside the distribution of misleading information and distressing images, intimidates women and jeopardises access to legal healthcare services; believes in upholding the right to peaceful protest; further believes that the right to peaceful protest should not interfere with the fundamental right for women to make individual reproductive choices; further notes that campaigns against women exercising their sexual health rights can continue without occupying the space immediately outside clinics; supports the British Pregnancy Advisory Service's Back Off campaign to implement buffer zones outside reproductive health clinics as a means of ensuring that women are not harassed or obstructed from accessing confidential advice and treatment; and calls on the Government to bring forward legislation to protect the rights of women to access lawful healthcare by enabling the introduction and implementation of buffer zones around clinics offering abortion and sexual health services.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

Caroline Lucas10/12/2014Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
Kelvin Hopkins11/12/2014Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Valerie Vaz11/12/2014Walsall SouthLabourSeconded
Glenda Jackson15/12/2014Hampstead and KilburnLabourSeconded
Alan Meale15/12/2014MansfieldLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock15/12/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Hywel Williams16/12/2014ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Hugh Bayley16/12/2014York CentralLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn16/12/2014Islington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton16/12/2014GowerLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma16/12/2014Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Julian Huppert16/12/2014CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd17/12/2014Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
John Cryer17/12/2014Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell17/12/2014Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff17/12/2014Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne17/12/2014Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
George Howarth17/12/2014KnowsleyLabourSigned
Jim Dowd17/12/2014Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Mark Tami05/01/2015Alyn and DeesideLabourSigned
Liz McInnes05/01/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Nick Harvey05/01/2015North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George05/01/2015St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Zac Goldsmith05/01/2015Richmond ParkConservativeSigned
Naomi Long05/01/2015Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Eilidh Whiteford05/01/2015Banff and BuchanScottish National PartySigned
John Leech08/01/2015Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley08/01/2015Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Sheila Gilmore12/01/2015Edinburgh EastLabourSigned
Clive Betts14/01/2015Sheffield South EastLabourSigned
Jennifer Willott22/01/2015Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Horwood27/01/2015CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John Hemming03/02/2015Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Joan Ruddock05/02/2015Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Dave Watts09/02/2015St Helens NorthLabourSigned
David Anderson02/03/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Lady Hermon04/03/2015North DownIndependentSigned
Fabian Hamilton06/03/2015Leeds North EastLabourSigned

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