Offences Against the Person Act 1861

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:45 pm on 5th June 2018.

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Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs) 3:45 pm, 5th June 2018

We heard earlier from Sir Jeffrey M. Donaldson about the devolution of policing issues to Northern Ireland. Does the hon. Lady agree that the fact that we are talking about policing women’s bodies is part of the whole problem? That is not the right context for this debate. Supporting women to take these decisions is a health matter and a medical matter, and no woman takes this decision lightly.