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UK Anti-Abortion Campaigners Contest MPs Supporting Decriminalisation

Anti-abortion campaigners in the UK are running as independent candidates against MPs who support decriminalising abortion. Labour’s Diana Johnson and Stella Creasy, and Conservative Caroline Nokes, who supported amendments to the Criminal Justice Bill regarding abortion, are being targeted. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service and other activists continue to advocate for decriminalisation.
Anti-abortion campaigners in the UK are running as independent candidates against MPs who support decriminalising abortion.

Labour’s Diana Johnson and Stella Creasy, and Conservative Caroline Nokes, who supported amendments to the Criminal Justice Bill regarding abortion, are being targeted.

In Walthamstow, Ruth Rawlins from the Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform UK (CBRUK) is challenging Creasy.

Hull North and Cottingham see Pauline Peachey from CBRUK contesting against Johnson.

Caroline Nokes’s former seat, Romsey and Southampton North, is being targeted by Fennie Yap.

Dr. Jonathan Lord of the British Society of Abortion Care Providers sees these candidacies as part of a wider trend but believes public support for abortion care will prevail.

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) and other activists continue to advocate for decriminalisation.
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