Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has welcomed a commitment from South Lanarkshire’s SNP administration to sign up to the Miscarriage Association’s Pregnancy Loss Pledge.
Launching their manifesto for the local elections in May, South Lanarkshire’s SNP group have backed a campaign by Ms Crawley to get every council in Scotland signed up to the pledge.
Last month, Ms Crawley wrote to the chief executives of the 31 councils who hadn’t signed up to the pledge encouraging them to follow the example of Fife Council – the first local authority in the UK to take the Pregnancy Loss Pledge.
If the SNP are successful in the elections on 5th May, they will strengthen South Lanarkshire Council’s existing employee supports to ensure anyone who experiences miscarriage is able to grieve their loss.
Commenting, Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley said:
“By signing up to the Pregnancy Loss Pledge, South Lanarkshire Council will create a supportive work environment where employees who experience pregnancy loss will be treated with empathy and understanding.
“This would be an important step in improving support for parents who experience miscarriage by giving them proper consideration and time to grieve their loss.
“It would also send a strong message about how we should view pregnancy loss and crucially help to end the stigma associated with miscarriage.”