Offences Against the Person Act 1861

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:04 pm on 5th June 2018.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central 5:04 pm, 5th June 2018

Every man in this Chamber has control and choice over their reproductive healthcare. Every man in this Chamber can have a vasectomy if they wish to do so, without the threat of prosecution. As a woman, I have no control or choice. Does my hon. Friend agree that, for all the complexities of the Northern Ireland political situation, this is a matter of equality and human rights?