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Politician receives death threats for voting pro-life

16 July 2020

SNP MP Dr Lisa Cameron has received a death threat against an elderly relative after she voted against a Bill that would deny women practical and emotional support outside abortion clinics.

The Bill was passed by 213-47 last month, but because it’s a Ten Minute Rule Motion, it’s unlikely to become law.

Dr Cameron was the only SNP MP to vote against the Bill.

Following the vote, Dr Cameron said she received a Facebook message from an individual who said they planned on killing one of her elderly relatives.

She told Christian Today:

I am concerned by the actions of those who have whipped up hatred and toxic aggression online in recent weeks following from my conscience votes on abortion and particularly distressed to have once again received a death threat towards my family.
Dr Lisa Cameron MP
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Dr Cameron voted against buffer zones outside abortion clinics

The message has been reported to the police who are now investigating.

Abor­tion Lobby ques­tion Dr Camer­on’s role

Now the abortion lobby have called into question her role as the SNP’s spokesperson on mental health, despite Dr Cameron’s long experience of working as a clinical psychologist.

Responding to criticism from pro-abortion campaigners, Dr Cameron told The National:

This was entirely a conscience vote by proxy, submitted on my behalf by the SNP Chief Whip, and it was also commensurate with the parliamentary review that national buffer zones are not a proportionate response, as legislation already exists to restrict protest activities that cause harm to others.”
Dr Lisa Cameron MP

There is widespread opposition to buffer zones around abortion clinics primarily because of the infringement this would represent on free speech and freedom of assembly.

Sadly, Dr Cameron has faced threats before. Last year she voted against an amendment to force extreme abortion laws on Northern Ireland. As a result, she said her office received more than 900 abusive messages.

Show your sup­port for Dr Lisa Cameron

Our friends at Right to Life UK have set up a function to allow you to show your support for Dr Lisa Cameron.



In any pregnancy, both the woman and preborn baby have inherent value and dignity, by virtue of being made in the image of God. CARE is passionately pro-woman and pro-life.

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