Outraged at the Rape Clause? Here’s what you can do
If you are as concerned as Rape Crisis Scotland is about the very real harm that the Rape Clause will do (see https://is.gd/pyamdh to find out what this really means for women and children), and want to do something about it, please consider writing to your elected representatives to ask them to do everything they can to put an end to this appalling piece of legislation.
By contacting your MP about this issue and asking her/him to represent your views, and the interests of survivors, you will be taking a valuable step towards rolling back an unworkable policy so inhumane that 78 psychologists have signed a letter stating that the
#rapeclause 'will cause significant psychological harm' : https://is.gd/RtwTyZ .
You can find out who your MP is and what their email address is here: http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/ .
It's important that MPs receive as many individual responses as possible, and if you're writing that you highlight why you think this issue is important and why it matters to you. You can also download a template letter here.
You might also want to consider writing to the MP for Women and Equality, Justine Greening (firstname.lastname@example.org), Shadow MP for Women and Equality, Sarah Champion (email@example.com), the MP responsible for tax credits, David Gauke (firstname.lastname@example.org), the head of the Scottish Conservative Party, Ruth Davidson (ruth.davidson.MSP@parliament.scot), First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (Nicola.Sturgeon.email@example.com) and Prime Minister Theresa May (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There’s also a protest in Glasgow on Thursday night (13th April) at 6pm where you can join other people who share your outrage.
Let’s do something about this!