This election is a chance for us all to elect candidates who support women’s reproductive rights – from access to abortion, to ending the postcode lottery for IVF.
Candidates need to know what is important to their constituents – and we need to know what our elected representatives will stand for if they’re voted into office.
That’s what my pledge, her choice is here to do – tell voters which of their candidates will stand up for women’s rights to choose whether and when to have children, and tell candidates that we know our rights are on the ballot this election.
What is my pledge, her choice?
My pledge, her choice is the 2019 election campaign by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. The campaign is asking candidates in the General Election in December to commit to supporting, if they are elected, four specific areas of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
These commitments are:
Who are the British Pregnancy Advisory Service?
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) is a reproductive healthcare charity that offers pregnancy counselling, abortion care, miscarriage management, contraception and STI testing to 85,000 women each year.
We also advocate for women’s reproductive choice – providing them with accurate and balanced information, and ensuring the right to make their own choices about their bodies and treatments including during pregnancy and birth.
The impact of My Pledge, Her Choice
In 2017, BPAS asked candidates to commit to protecting abortion funding for all UK women, opposing parliamentary attacks on abortion rights, and supporting further moves to decriminalise abortion.
During the 2017-2019 parliament, MPs: