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Hull MP publishes Bill to modernise Abortion Law

Nov 21, 2018 - Tags:
Diana Johnson MP was joined by supporters of decriminalising abortion in the UK at a Parliamentary event ahead of the publication of her Private Members’ Bill to modernise abortion laws. 
 
This included Lord David Steel who piloted the 1967 Abortion Act through Parliament.
 

Hull MP wins Commons vote on modernising abortion laws

Oct 23, 2018 - Tags:

This was the speech Hull North MP Diana Johnson made proposing her Abortion Bill to decriminalise abortion in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The House of Commons voted 208-123 in favour.

Hull MP leads attempt to decriminalise abortion in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Oct 10, 2018 - Tags:
Diana Johnson MP and a cross-party coalition of MPs from five UK political parties will today launch a 10 Minute Rule Bill to decriminalise abortion in England and Wales and Northern Ireland. 
 

Commons backs Hull MP's bid to modernise law regulating abortion

Mar 12, 2017 - Tags:
Hull North MP Diana Johnson today launched her Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Bill that aims to decriminalise abortion in England and Wales. 
 
Under Victorian criminal laws dating back to 1861 – before women had the right to vote – abortion remains illegal in England and Wales. A woman who has an abortion and anyone who helps her to have an abortion, unless it falls within the specific conditions of The Abortion Act 1967, currently face a maximum penalty of life imprisonment - the harshest such penalty in Europe. 
 

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