Julie Morgan

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Julie Morgan is the Labour member of the Welsh Assembly for Cardiff North. She was previously MP for the Westminster Cardiff North seat from 1997 until the 2010 general election, when she was defeated by Jonathan Evans (Conservative).

Morgan and her husband Rhodri Morgan are both Distinguished Supporters of the British Humanist Association[1].

Abortion

In May 2008 in the abortion amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (now Act), Julie Morgan voted to keep the current time limit of 24 weeks in line with the scientific and medical consensus[2].

Charles Darwin

Julie Morgan was one of 79 MPs who signed Early Day Motion 377 noting the achievements of Charles Darwin, and calling for Darwin's birthday to be designated a public holiday to honour "one of the fathers of modern science and one of Britain's greatest, if not the greatest, scientific minds."

Libel Law Reform

In January 2010, Julie Morgan signed Early Day Motion 423 calling for a reform of the English libel law[3]. 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.

Climate Change

In February 2010, Julie Morgan signed Early Day Motion 524: Recognising Climate Change which states that "this House agrees that climate change is happening and is man-made" and calls this statement a "fact, which has the support of the overwhelming majority of the scientific community"[4].

References

  1. http://www.humanism.org.uk/about/people/distinguished-supporters
  2. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmselect/cmsctech/1045/104502.htm
  3. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/423
  4. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/524

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