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lobby your MP now – ahead of final votes on 22nd October

Image The Report stage of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill will take place on 22nd October. Anti-abortionists are set to attack women’s abortion rights again, whilst pro-choice MPs have tabled amendments to improve the law to end obstruction and delay and extend rights to Northern Ireland.

Please email or phone your MP now to urge them to oppose further anti-choice amendments and vote for amendments to improve the law for women.

You can use our online lobbying tool to email your MP in just a couple of minutes – simply enter your postcode below:

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This May MPs decisively defeated anti-abortion amendments to lower the abortion time limit from 24 weeks. This was a huge victory for women, the pro-choice movement and Abortion Rights.

The anti-abortion offensive however is continuing with further offensive amendments already tabled for the Report Stage of the HFE Bill this autumn that would restrict all women’s access to safe, legal services. These amendments pose a real threat to women’s welfare and equality and must be vigerously opposed and defeated.

In addition, pro-choice MPs are seeking to improve access to abortion and bring the law into line with developments in medical practice and social attitudes. Please read our updated briefing paper on the amendments.  

83% of people support a woman’s right to choose. Its time MPs heard from the pro-choice majority!

1) Please find linked here a model letter to download. Please add your MP’s name, amend to personalise it and sign off with your own name and address.

To find out how your MP voted on the abortion time limit click here. ‘Ayes’ voted for the anti-abortion amendment to lower the time limit ‘Noes’ voted to defend the time limit.

2) Please phone your MP in parliament on 020 7219 3000.

3) Please email or post any responses you have from your MP to the office to help us build an accurate picture of MPs views.