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US Policy On Abortion Services Overseas

EDM number 962 in 2017-19, proposed by Harriet Harman on 21/02/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Health services, Human rights, International development, Medical ethics and North America.

That this House notes that a year has passed since the reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule, otherwise known as the Mexico City Policy, by the US Administration; recognises that this expanded policy has started to have a devastating impact on access to reproductive health services in the developing world and that the policy threatens to undermine the fundamental human rights of millions of women; further notes that this policy is counterproductive and will lead to more unsafe abortions by limiting access to contraception and life-saving safe abortion services; acknowledges that non-governmental organisations which will not adhere to the policy, such as Marie Stopes International and the International Planned Parenthood Federation, can no longer receive new funding support from the US and risk having to scale back interventions; and urges the Government to support those affected organisations and to work with like-minded governments to ensure women in the developing world can continue to exercise their reproductive rights through access to high quality services.

This motion has been signed by a total of 45 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Harriet Harman21/02/2018Camberwell and PeckhamLabourProposed
Gareth Thomas21/02/2018Harrow WestLabourSeconded
Virendra Sharma21/02/2018Ealing, SouthallLabourSeconded
Caroline Lucas21/02/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
John Mann21/02/2018BassetlawLabourSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts22/02/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Kate Green23/02/2018Stretford and UrmstonLabourSigned
Chris Williamson23/02/2018Derby NorthLabourSigned
Angela Smith23/02/2018Penistone and StocksbridgeLabourSigned
Tom Brake23/02/2018Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alison McGovern23/02/2018Wirral SouthLabourSigned
Stephen Doughty23/02/2018Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSigned
Paul Williams23/02/2018Stockton SouthLabourSigned
Jo Stevens23/02/2018Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
Stephen Twigg23/02/2018Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Joan Ryan23/02/2018Signed
Jess Phillips23/02/2018Birmingham, YardleyLabourSigned
Karen Buck23/02/2018Westminster NorthLabourSigned
Ann Clwyd23/02/2018Cynon ValleyLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley23/02/2018Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Hugh Gaffney23/02/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Karl Turner23/02/2018Kingston upon Hull EastLabourSigned
Neil Gray23/02/2018Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Tonia Antoniazzi23/02/2018GowerLabourSigned
Helen Hayes23/02/2018Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Andy Slaughter23/02/2018HammersmithLabourSigned
Mike Gapes23/02/2018Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham26/02/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins26/02/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff26/02/2018Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Daniel Zeichner26/02/2018CambridgeLabourSigned
Christine Jardine26/02/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Ruth Cadbury26/02/2018Brentford and IsleworthLabourSigned
Thelma Walker26/02/2018Colne ValleyLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards26/02/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Martin Whitfield26/02/2018East LothianLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer27/02/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Tommy Sheppard27/02/2018Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Clive Betts27/02/2018Sheffield South EastLabourSigned
Jared O'Mara27/02/2018Sheffield, HallamIndependentSigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle28/02/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Margaret Hodge05/03/2018BarkingLabourSigned
Adrian Bailey06/03/2018West Bromwich WestLabourSigned
Luciana Berger07/03/2018Liverpool, WavertreeLabourSigned
Seema Malhotra13/03/2018Feltham and HestonLabourSigned

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