Colin Breed

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Colin Breed was the Liberal Democrat MP for South East Cornwall until standing down in 2010.

Abortion

In May 2008 in the abortion amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (now Act), Colin Breed voted for the abortion time limit to be lowered to 20 weeks against scientific and medical consensus which is currently 24 weeks[1]. After four separate parliamentary votes on varying time limits, the majority of MPs voted to keep the abortion time limit at 24 weeks, in keeping with scientific and medical consensus, hence no abortion amendments were added to the bill.

Homeopathy

Breed signed a March 2007 Early Day Motion 1240 calling for the positive recognition of homeopathic hospitals.[2]

MMR Vaccine

Colin Breed signed the February 2009 Early Day Motion 754: MMR Vaccine and the Media supporting the use of the MMR vaccine. The motion expressed disappointment with the reporting of the vaccine by Jeni Barnett on her LBC radio show in January 2009, and expressed the hope that future reporting of the issue of MMR would be less sensationalist and more evidence-based.[3]

Faith based Adoption Agencies

In 2007, Colin Breed seconded Early Day Motion 742 calling on the government to exclude "faith based" adoption agencies from the Equality Act to avoid such agencies being forced to consider gay couples.[4]

Libel Law Reform

In February 2010, Colin Breed signed Early Day Motion 423 calling for a reform of the English libel law[5]. The motion noted that human rights activists, scientists, writers and journalists are currently prevented from publishing, and the public prevented from reading, matters of strong public interest due to the chilling effect of the law.

References

  1. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmselect/cmsctech/1045/104502.htm
  2. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2006-07/1240
  3. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2008-09/754
  4. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2006-07/742
  5. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/423

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