An MP has received a death threat after voting in accordance with her pro-life convictions.
Dr Lisa Cameron, SNP MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow, was sent the threat just days after voting against a pro-abortion Bill.
MPs voted to ban pro-life support outside abortion clinics, but the Ten Minute Rule Bill is unlikely to become law.
In June, Dr Cameron voted against the Bill, which aims to prevent pro-life supporters from offering help to pregnant women near abortion clinics in England and Wales.
Following the debate, she received vile abuse and death threats to her family on Facebook.
Police Scotland are now investigating the incident.
Dr Cameron said: “I am concerned by the actions of those who have whipped up hatred and toxic aggression online in recent weeks following from my conscience votes on abortion and particularly distressed to have once again received a death threat towards my family.”
Michael Robinson, Director of Communications for the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, said: “Lisa is a valiant MP who has spoken out fearlessly in defence of unborn babies.”
He added: “As a society we must respect and defend freedom of conscience.”
Last week, an attempt by MPs to introduce abortion on demand in England and Wales by amending the Government’s Domestic Abuse Bill failed.
The Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, did not select Labour MP Diana Johnson’s amendment to repeal Sections 58 and 59 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.
And while Johnson’s other amendment attempting to legalise home abortions was selected for debate, it was withdrawn after opposition from MPs. However, the Government announced it would consult on making DIY abortion pills available permanently.