'Sophie's choice' petition goes to Parliament

A campaign for earlier access to cervical cancer screening, launched after the death of a Merseyside teenager will be discussed in Parliament today. Sophie Jones died last month.

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Sophie's Choice campaign moves to Westminster

Sophie Jones died last month. Credit: .

Earlier access to cervical cancer screening could move a step closer today as a Liverpool MP presents the case for a full debate on the issue to a Parliamentary Committee.

Steve Rotheram, who represents Walton, will address the Backbench Business Committee and formally call for a debate after the number of people signing an e-petition in support of one reached almost 320,000.

Campaigners began their push for a change in medical procedure after the death in March of Merseyside teenager Sophie Jones.


Sophie's Choice petition hits 200,000

More than 200,000 people have added their names to a petition calling for MPs to consider a parliamentary debate into lowering the age limit for cervical screening.

It follows the death of 19-year-old Sophie Jones from Merseyside.

Her family say she was told she was too young to have cervical cancer and refused the tests which could have diagnosed the disease.


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