Oppose the sex-selection amendment

Voice for Choice is calling on MPs to oppose the sex selection amendment to the Serious Crime Bill.

This bill will not tackle the causes of boy-preference, will not prevent sex selective abortion, but will have a range of negative consequences:

  • racial/ethnic profiling of women from communities perceived to be at risk of sex selective practice
  • a chilling effect on doctors and a reduction in abortion access in the second trimester
  • a fundamental change to some of the key principles of the 1967 Abortion Act, setting the scene for a wholesale attack on safe, legal abortion in the UK.

Read the Voice for Choice briefing and briefings from other expert organisations here

Find a digest of useful articles on the issue of sex selective abortion here

Write directly to your MP here

Sign a petition which will send a note to your MP here