Reducing Baby Loss — [James Gray in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:39 am on 20th July 2021.

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Photo of Sarah Owen Sarah Owen Opposition Whip (Commons) 10:39 am, 20th July 2021

I am sure it is not the Minister’s intention that the tone of the response, particularly in this section, feeds into the guilt that many women experience having suffered miscarriage or stillbirth. It feels as if the onus is being put on the woman—that the reason they have experienced this loss is entirely their fault. Perhaps, if we want to tackle the root causes of obesity and smoking and those reasons for baby loss, we would be tackling the root causes of deprivation, not necessarily focusing on personal responsibility in the way that the Minister has just outlined.