Review the effectiveness of the outdated Child Destruction legislation

All Constituencies with Signatures

Camberwell and Peckham302
Bermondsey and Old Southwark187
Croydon North136
Dulwich and West Norwood118
Lewisham, Deptford98
West Ham95
Lewisham East90
Croydon Central76
Erith and Thamesmead73
Lewisham West and Penge73
Hackney South and Shoreditch71
Greenwich and Woolwich69
East Ham56
Brent Central56
Hackney North and Stoke Newington54
Mitcham and Morden49
Enfield North46
Hornsey and Wood Green45
Dagenham and Rainham37
Islington South and Finsbury37
Hampstead and Kilburn35
Islington North34
Holborn and St Pancras33
Brigg and Goole33
Ilford South31
Chelsea and Fulham30
Ealing North30
Poplar and Limehouse28
Ilford North28
Bexleyheath and Crayford28
Brent North27
Leyton and Wanstead25
Chingford and Woodford Green24
Croydon South24
Harrow East22
Bromley and Chislehurst21
Cities of London and Westminster20
Old Bexley and Sidcup19
Luton South19
Luton North19
Hornchurch and Upminster19
Coventry North East19
Westminster North19
Birmingham, Erdington18
Bristol East17
Bethnal Green and Bow17
Birmingham, Ladywood16
Enfield, Southgate15
Bradford South15
Birmingham, Perry Barr15
Uxbridge and South Ruislip14
Northampton South14
Ealing, Southall14
Harrow West14
Wolverhampton North East14
Birmingham, Hodge Hill13
Hayes and Harlington11
Bradford West10
Leicester East8

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In June 2015 I was a victim of a violent assault during my 8th month of pregnancy. One of the two males who attacked me was the guy who got me pregnant. Unfortunately, this resulted in me giving birth to a stillborn baby boy Joel.

The Child Destruction legislation was introduced in 1929 as part of the Infant Life Act, to tackle late-term backstreet abortions. In modern times - though rarely used - the legislation has been used to convict perpetrators who have used violence with the intent to harm pregnant women whose babies are capable of living outside the mother's womb.

Due to the complexities of the law, there have been a number of inconsistencies when it comes to prosecuting and sentencing perpetrators.

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