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To: Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, Leader of The House of Commons

Stop Delaying our Abortion Rights

We have a Date! Abortion Rights will be voted in Parliament on June 4th.

For 170 days there have been excuses and delays about why MPs haven’t been able to vote to end police investigations, prosecutions and prison time for women who have an abortion in England and Wales.

For the safety and agency of the women of England and Wales, you need to end the uncertainty and set a date for the vote.

Why is this important?

While politicians delay, our women suffer. Just this week a woman is standing trial for an alleged illegal abortion, with a possible sentence of up to life in prison - the harshest in the world.

The last 2 years have seen record numbers of police investigations and prosecutions for suspected illegal abortion. Women are facing years-long police investigations, their properties searched, blood samples taken without consent, and getting arrested straight from the hospital ward. All for having an abortion, a form of healthcare.

Our abortion rights are under attack. Dame Diana Johnson MP's amendment NC1 to the Criminal Justice Bill will decriminalise abortion for women. We deserve to live in a country where women can make the decision that is right for them, and this amendment is the first step.

The Leader of the House will only set a date if there’s huge public pressure about the ridiculous delays to the vote. That’s why we need people like you to sign the petition so that MPs can do the right thing and vote to end prison time for women who have an abortion once and for all.





2024-05-20 09:45:39 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

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5,000 signatures reached

2024-05-15 12:59:32 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2024-05-15 12:32:24 +0100

500 signatures reached

2024-05-15 12:18:31 +0100

100 signatures reached

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50 signatures reached

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25 signatures reached

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10 signatures reached