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Women’s bodies are under threat—so why don’t they get the same attention as gay rights?

The new justice secretary, David Lidington, has a worrying record on abortion—it's time we talked about it

By Sian Norris  

David Lidington has voted with the "pro-life" lobby repeatedly. Photo: PA

The recent appointment of David Lidington to the role of Justice Secretary has raised justified alarms with human rights campaigners and progressive commentators. His voting record on LGBT issues has been particularly noted for censure—including the fact he repeatedly voted against equal marriage in 2013.

However, while we have heard a lot of legitimate concerns raised about his voting record on gay rights, the media and progressive politicians have been largely silent on another human rights issue that Lidington…

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