What have we learnt from the party manifestos in the run up to the election on 12 December 2019?
“We will uphold women’s reproductive rights and decriminalise abortions.” – Page 48
“Women in Northern Ireland should have access to abortions in Northern Ireland.” – Page 85Labour manifesto
We believe that everyone has a right to make independent decisions over their reproductive health without interference by the state, and that access to reproductive healthcare is a human right. We will:
- Decriminalise abortion across the UK while retaining the existing 24-week limit and legislate for access to abortion facilities within Northern Ireland.
- Enforce safe zones around abortion clinics, make intimidation or harassment of abortion service users and staf outside clinics, or on common transport routes to these services, illegal.
- Fund abortion clinics to provide their services free of charge to service users regardless of nationality or residency. – Page 63
Extend the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights to give women in all EU countries access to legal, safe and affordable abortion services – Page 32Green Party manifesto