UK anti-abortion campaigners running against MPs who back decriminalization

Seat of Labour’s Stella Creasy among those challenged by activists running as independents in the general election

Eve Livingston
Sat 15 Jun 2024
Anti-abortion campaigners are running as independent candidates in the general election against prominent MPs seeking re-election who supported decriminalisation.

The seats of Labour’s Diana Johnson and Stella Creasy and Conservative Caroline Nokes are all being targeted by anti-abortion activists. The three proposed or supported recent amendments to the Criminal Justice Bill which would have stopped prosecutions for anyone ending a pregnancy in England and Wales.