Abortion and the Public Order Bill

I have for many years spoken out publicly and in in parliament on a woman’s right to safe and legal abortion and I am committed to ensuring that it is protected in law.

I personally see buffer zones around abortion clinics as enabling women to feel safe as a human right.

I cannot and will not support legislation that allows intimidation of women as they attend abortion clinics.

Conversely, I will not oppose legislation that protects women from this kind of intimidation.

This is an important issue for women, and my position on this has been consistent over the years.