MPs challenge moves to liberalise laws and regulations around abortion

Fiona Bruce and Edward Leigh have both challenged recent moves to liberalise abortion in the UK. Fiona gave an excellent speech in the main chamber which, among other topics, spoke of the valuable work of LIFE Charity, tax-payer funding of abortion providers, latest polling on abortion, safety issues highlighted by the CQC and the lobbying activities of BPAS who are campaigning to introduce abortion up to birth.

A video of the testimony is here:


Also, BPAS are ramping up their campaign to introduce ‘buffer zones’ around abortion clinics. They recently worked with Rupa Huq MP on a Westminster Hall debate on their proposals.

During the debate, Sir Edward Leigh, read out a testimony from a woman who was being pressured by relations to undergo an abortion at the Ealing Marie Stopes International, who fled the abortion clinic through a ground level window to get away from relatives. 

She then met a women from a pro-life group outside the clinic who offered her the support and information she needed to be confident to not give into the pressure from relatives and she now has a beautiful three year old daughter.

She ends with this line:

“I had my baby who is now three and a half years old. She’s an amazing, perfect little girl and the love of my life. I want MPs here today calling to introduce buffer zones to realise, that she would not be alive today, if they had their way.”

A video of the testimony is here: