Early day motion 504

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That this House is extremely concerned about the significant upsurge in anti-abortion activism targeting clinics; would like to draw attention to the ongoing protests outside the British Pregnancy Advisory Service clinic in Blackfriars where activists are staging large protests of over 20 people, a mix of men and women activists carrying graphic posters; is concerned that activists are also routinely entering the surgery, causing great distress to staff and patients and are specifically targeting the mother and baby clinic, handing expectant mothers graphic leaflets and that they are directly approaching women and passers-by, and filming conversations with members of the public without informing or asking for consent first; notes with concern that the practice now feels so intimidated that it has asked to close the service down; further notes that these protests are particularly concerning because they are obstructing women from receiving the medical help that they are entitled to; while recognising that these groups are legally entitled to protest, feels that they should not be allowed to harass those women who decide to seek this sort of treatment; and calls on the relevant authorities to take immediate action to stop the protestors from harassing patients and staff on a routine basis.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abbott, Diane Labour Party Hackney North and Stoke Newington 11.11.2014
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 18.11.2014
Begg, Anne Labour Party Aberdeen South 13.01.2015
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 11.11.2014
Burstow, Paul Liberal Democrats Sutton and Cheam 19.11.2014
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 19.11.2014
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 21.11.2014
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 14.01.2015
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 18.11.2014
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 17.11.2014
Doran, Frank Labour Party Aberdeen North 02.12.2014
Dowd, Jim Labour Party Lewisham West and Penge 05.12.2014
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 17.11.2014
Gilmore, Sheila Labour Party Edinburgh East 26.11.2014
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 17.11.2014
Hendrick, Mark Labour Party Preston 04.02.2015
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 25.11.2014
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 25.11.2014
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 17.11.2014
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 10.12.2014
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 11.12.2014
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 18.11.2014
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 17.11.2014
McInnes, Liz Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 21.11.2014
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 17.11.2014
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 18.11.2014
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 05.02.2015
Sheerman, Barry Labour Party Huddersfield 24.11.2014
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 20.11.2014