Women deliver

Sarah Brown has written an article on maternal health for the Huffington Post (very good US political website). A good piece, and I would say more but got to get down into Chamber soon.
Eric Joyce made a very good contribution on maternal mortality in an adjournment debate on the DRC recently. He’d asked me about it beforehand, said he was worried it might seem a bit ‘girlie’ (and I can quote him on that because he told me afterwards he’d meant to mention it in his speech but ended up departing from his notes). I told him it wasn’t girlie at all and in fact it would be a v. good thing if more male MPs took an interest in the topic. After all, for every mother giving birth, there’s a man involved somewhere along the line. (Get the feeling I’ve said this before – but in a bit of a rush, want to catch the end of Stephen Timms’ winding-up speech).
But that conversation and Sarah’s article have made me think; maybe it’s about time a woman MP made the case for a father’s role in the family and bringing up children? I sense another adjournment debate coming on…
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