Helen Goodman

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Helen Goodman is the Labour MP for Bishop Auckland.

Abortion

In May 2008 in the abortion amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (now Act), Helen Goodman voted to keep the current time limit of 24 weeks[1].

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report of October 2007[2] had found no good evidence of change since the limit was set in 1990, and hence no new reason for a reduction. However, it acknowledged that this was only one of many factors to be taken into account when legislating, and did not make any recommendations as to how MPs should vote.

Same-Sex Marriage

Helen Goodman voted in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill at its second reading in February 2013[3] and did not vote at its third reading in May 2013[4].

References

  1. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2008-05-20&number=203&mpn=Helen_Goodman
  2. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmselect/cmsctech/1045/104502.htm
  3. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-02-05&number=151&mpn=Helen_Goodman
  4. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-05-21&number=11&mpn=Helen_Goodman

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