Saturday, 11 March 2017

Diana Johnson MP Bravely Tries To End The Criminalisation Of Women And Is Opposed By The Royal Church And Its Political Agents

The Guardian reports:

MPs are to discuss for the first time de-criminalising women who attempt to bring about their own abortion.  In modern-day Britain, most abortions take place before 12 weeks with the aid of pills. Yet if a woman orders those pills online and takes them without the consent of two doctors, she can be jailed. So can a doctor who gives them to her to take at home instead of in the clinic.

Diana Johnson, MP for Hull North, will introduce a ten-minute-rule bill in the House of Commons on Monday calling for the scrapping of section 58 and 59 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861, which make abortion a criminal offence.

“Women buying the pills on the internet to bring about a miscarriage are committing a criminal act which is punishable by life imprisonment,” she said. “Parliament should consider whether that is appropriate.”
Over 200 law professors and legal experts have signed a letter in the Guardian newspaper supporting Diana Johnson MP's ten minute rule bill.  “Abortion is currently an offence in English law by virtue of an archaic and punitive statute passed at the midpoint of the reign of Queen Victoria,” they write. The penalty of life imprisonment “is the harshest penalty for abortion imposed anywhere in Europe”.

Meanwhile our own Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has used a ten minute rule bill not to try and deal with a difficult issue of injustice but to promote YET ANOTHER party for the Royals.
MPs and legal experts call for end to Victorian abortion laws

We say Romford needs a fairly balanced MP not a royal servant ! 

Facts about Andrew Rosindell MP on 

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