Pro-abortion MP, Rupa Huq met with defeat yesterday when her amendment to criminalise pro-lifers was rejected by a Commons commitee. This is a significant victory for pro-life freedoms.
A huge thank you to all the SPUC supporters who sent a submission calling for nationwide buffer zones to be dismissed from the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.
It was an outrageous move on the part of Rupa Huq MP to seek legislation to criminalise pro-lifers who want to pray outside abortion clinics and offer last minute help to desperate women who do not want to abort their babies.
All the difference
The responses from SPUC supporters to our appeal for submissions was phenomenal. There’s absolutely no doubt the volume and quality of pro-life submissions sent to the Public Bill Committee made all the difference.
It is unlikely that Rupa Huq’s amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill will make any further progress.
However, there are still dangers for pro-life activity in other parts of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.
For now, we can rejoice that your prompt action to defeat Rupa Huq’s measure to criminalise pro-lifers resulted in an important victory.