Wednesday, June 26The Voice of London

Tag: Human Rights

MPs to pressure May on abortion in Northern Ireland

MPs to pressure May on abortion in Northern Ireland

Activism, Featured, News, Politics, UK, World
MP’s plan to introduce a bill this Tuesday which could decriminalize abortion in Northern Ireland. Labour MP Diana Johnson and members from five other parties will put pressure on Theresa May to repeal the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act which enforced maximum life imprisonment on any woman who sought an abortion. The bill, if passed, will ensure no woman from the UK will risk a life sentence for ending her own pregnancy. The 1967 Abortion Act did not extend to Northern Ireland and because of this, women have had to make journeys to England, Wales and Scotland to access essential medical treatment. A recent Amnesty International poll found that 72% of Northern Irish people support a change in the abortion law- s

Londoners, don’t breathe too deep: The fight for a clean air is far from over

Activism, Society
Despite international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, results show that pollution is, in fact, increasing. With the UN Climate Change Conference just around the corner, Voice of London evaluates why the efforts in tackling climate change are having so little effect. It is a sad time for the greens. This week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed that 44 cities in the UK have pollutions levels so high it is dangerous for people to breath. According to the WHO, exposure to dirty particles should not exceed 10 micrograms per cubic metre of air. London air presented 15 micrograms. The situation is indeed worrying as pollution in London is estimated to be responsible for 9,000 deaths every year. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been working on strategies to reduce veh