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International Fund To Finance Access To Birth Control And Abortion

EDM number 881 in 2016-17, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 25/01/2017.
Categorised under the topic of Health services.

That this House welcomes the decision of the Dutch Government to launch an international fund to finance access to birth control and abortion in the global south; notes that this initiative is in response to the deeply regrettable reinstatement by President Trump of the so-called global gag rule, banning international non-governmental organisations that received US funding from providing abortion services or information; further notes that the World Health Organisation estimates that 22 million women experience unsafe abortions every year, the vast majority in countries where abortion rights are restricted by law; notes that such unsafe abortions are a major cause of maternal mortality, killing more than 45,000 women every year; further welcomes the Government's commitment to Sustainable Development Goal Target 5.6 of ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights; and calls on the Government to work closely with the Dutch Government to maximise contributions to the fund by governments, businesses and civil society organisations.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs.

Caroline Lucas25/01/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
Kate Green25/01/2017Stretford and UrmstonLabourSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts25/01/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Sarah Olney25/01/2017Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley26/01/2017Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Alex Salmond26/01/2017Seconded
Chris Law26/01/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Marion Fellows26/01/2017Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins27/01/2017Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham30/01/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Natalie McGarry30/01/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Owen Thompson31/01/2017MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry01/02/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Jess Phillips01/02/2017Birmingham, YardleyLabourSigned
Paul Monaghan01/02/2017Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
John McNally01/02/2017FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Mary Creagh02/02/2017WakefieldLabourSigned
John Nicolson03/02/2017East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Roger Godsiff06/02/2017Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Chris Bryant06/02/2017RhonddaLabourSigned
Harriet Harman08/02/2017Camberwell and PeckhamLabourSigned
Helen Hayes22/02/2017Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Calum Kerr22/02/2017Berwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkScottish National PartySigned
Jo Stevens22/02/2017Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
John Cryer22/02/2017Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Phil Boswell22/02/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Virendra Sharma22/02/2017Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Luciana Berger27/02/2017Liverpool, WavertreeLabourSigned
Barry Sheerman28/02/2017HuddersfieldLabourSigned
Alan Johnson01/03/2017Kingston upon Hull West and HessleLabourSigned
Yvonne Fovargue06/03/2017MakerfieldLabourSigned
Margaret Hodge09/03/2017BarkingLabourSigned

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