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Royal College Of Midwives And Abortion

EDM number 123 in 2016-17, proposed by Robert Flello on 26/05/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Health services and Health staff and professions.

That this House is shocked by comments made by Cathy Warwick, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), in the Daily Telegraph on 20 May 2016, in which she dogmatically states that abortion is part of the role of a midwife; notes with concern that Cathy Warwick announced at a conference organised by abortion provider British Pregnancy Advisory Service, for whom she is also Chair of Trustees, that she seeks to educate midwives who are too focused on women having babies rather than terminations and gave details on how to get around the Abortion Act 1967; recalls that, without consultation with members or the RCM board, Cathy Warwick has put the name of the RCM to a radical campaign to remove all legal restrictions on abortion, which would permit abortion to birth for any reason; further notes that UK polling in 2012 showed that only two per cent of women wanted the abortion time limit to be extended to more than 24 weeks, let alone birth; recognises that 40,000 people have signed a petition and over 900 midwives have signed an open letter to the RCM, to voice their overwhelming disappointment and anger at the RCM; and calls for the immediate resignation of Cathy Warwick in the interests of the reputation of the RCM.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Robert Flello26/05/2016Stoke-on-Trent SouthLabourProposed
Gavin Robinson06/06/2016Belfast EastDUPSeconded
Jim Shannon06/06/2016StrangfordDUPSeconded
David Simpson07/06/2016Upper BannDUPSeconded
Nigel Dodds07/06/2016Belfast NorthDUPSeconded
Liam Fox08/06/2016North SomersetConservativeSeconded
Sammy Wilson08/06/2016East AntrimDUPSigned
Bob Blackman08/06/2016Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Ronnie Campbell08/06/2016Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
John Pugh08/06/2016SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Aldous14/06/2016WaveneyConservativeSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson27/06/2016Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
David Amess04/07/2016Southend WestConservativeSigned
Martin Vickers21/07/2016CleethorpesConservativeSigned
Carol Monaghan07/09/2016Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned

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