Monday, October 30, 2006

Nadine Dorries and her anti-choice Ten Minute Rule Bill

From Abortion Rights:

Ask your MP to vote against cynical anti-choice Ten Minute Rule Bill
Tuesday 31st October, from 2.30pm

Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has launched a parliamentary campaign to drive back women’s abortion rights. Dorries has tabled a Ten Minute Rule Bill calling both for a reduction in the time limit for abortion and the introduction of a mandatory delay in service provision. This is in the context of a concerted campaign by the anti-choice lobby to confuse opinion over a woman’s right to make her own abortion decisions and to build support for successive restrictions in abortion rights.

Please email or phone your MPs office and ask them to be in the Chamber on Tuesday 31st October, from 2.30, to vote against this attack on women’s crucial reproductive rights. MP's email addresses follow the following pattern: Their office can also be contacted via the House of Commons switchboard on 020 7219 3000.
Please let us know what responses you get.

Ten Minute Rule Bill: TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY, Mrs Nadine Dorries
That leave be given to bring in a Bill to reduce the time limit for legal termination of pregnancy from 24 to 21 weeks; to introduce a cooling off period after the first point of contact with a medical practitioner about a termination; to enable the time period from the end of the cooling off period and the date of termination to be reduced; and for connected purposes.

Update: Nadine Dorries lost the vote as MPs voted against this bill.