In the run up to this uncertain General Election, Abortion Rights has created a questionnaire so you can easily find out what your local candidate thinks about abortion and women’s health.
The questionnaire aims to ask candidates for their honest views on this issue and the information will be gathered together to provide a broad picture about pro-choice candidates. Please contact your local candidates to ask them to fill in the questionnaire to help with this goal.
Kerry Abel Abortion Rights Chair says:
‘Women voters are really important in this election. 1 in 3 women will have an abortion in their lifetime so we want to know that we’ve got our rights covered. These questions from Abortion Rights will help voters decide where their candidates stand on free, safe, legal abortion protected from harassment.’
While we recognise that individuals vote for candidates for many reasons, electing pro-choice champions who will work with us to defend and extend a woman’s right to abortion is more important than ever.
In the past five years, we have been reminded why we must remain vigilant on a woman’s right to choose. We have seen MP Nadine Dorries propose counselling for women having an abortion and former health minister Jeremy Hunt vote in favour of lowering the time limit on abortion
Then, earlier this year, backbencher Fiona Bruce attempted to bring an amendment to the abortion bill that would seriously threaten a woman’s right to choose.
And since MPs are generally allowed to vote with the conscience on this issue, the views of individuals are particularly important!
You can find the webtool here
Please send the replies to firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading: PPC’s questionnaire reply