I have now moved an amendment to Part 5 of the Government’s Serious Crime Bill, which would embed in statute the substance of the Abortion (Sex-Selection) Bill. There is a powerful case for the amendment to be accepted, given the clear feelings of the House - feelings which are replicated across the country as this website, which has been set up to enable people to ask their MPs to vote for the amendment, clearly demonstrates.
The Government has persistently denied that there is compelling evidence of sex-selective abortion in the UK. In support of this view, they refer to their statistical analysis of sex ratios at birth released last May by the Department of Health.
Yet this has not been the last word on the issue because the Government statistics do not reflect the reality. And the reality is that sex-selective abortion is happening in the UK."
Read article by Fiona Bruce from The Telegraph.