by Jules Gomes, Church Militant:
A Scottish member of Parliament (MP) facing deselection for her vote against abortion in Northern Ireland told Church Militant in an exclusive interview that she has been reselected for the forthcoming general election.
Dr. Lisa Cameron described the overwhelming support she had received from the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, especially from its president Bishop Hugh Gilbert, who wrote to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon asking for assurance that it was not “incompatible to hold pro-life views and be a SNP MP or candidate.”
The clinical psychologist and devout Christian, who represents East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow, was one of just two Scottish National Party (SNP) MPs to vote against lifting Northern Ireland’s abortion ban in Britain’s House of Commons in July.
She was deluged with thousands of comments abusing her and even death threats after her vote despite explaining that she had two miscarriages and knew the pain of losing a child.
Until Saturday, she was the SNP’s only sitting member of the Westminster Parliament not to have been approved as a candidate for the forthcoming general election.