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Mr Crausby is a listed member of the House of Commons' All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group (as of September 2012).
In May 2008 in the abortion amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (now Act), David Crausby voted for the abortion time limit to be lowered to 20 weeks against scientific and medical consensus which is currently 24 weeks. 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.
In February 2010, David Crausby 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".
In September 2010, David Crausby signed Early Day Motion 707: Government Funding for UK Science. The motion stated that the house "supports the view of the President of the Royal Society that short-term austerity risks undermining the UK's future science base", noted that other countries were investing in science to promote economic growth, and "believes that investment in basic scientific research throughout the UK is vital if the commercial benefits of developing new technology are to be broadly spread".
Libel Law Reform
In February 2010, David Crausby signed the amended Early Day Motion 423A1 calling for a reform of the English libel law. 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. The amended version added a statement of the belief that "libel laws discriminate against average and low paid people when victims of defamatory comment in the pages of national publications".
- ↑ http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmallparty/register/pro-life.htm
- ↑ http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200607/cmselect/cmsctech/1045/104502.htm
- ↑ http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/524
- ↑ http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-12/707
- ↑ http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2009-10/423#423A1
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