New Clause 1 — Amendment of the law relating to abortion

Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 7:30 pm on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of Susan Kramer Susan Kramer Cabinet Office, Shadow Secretary of State 7:30 pm, 20th May 2008

I appreciate the hon. Lady's giving way. She will be aware that the doctor is required to offer counselling and that the forms are structured around informed consent. Does she not agree that attempts to reduce the time limit for abortions remove from women the opportunity to think through the issues? Will she join us in pursuing that issue?

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Neil Richardson
Posted on 21 May 2008 12:52 pm (Report this annotation)

How is FIVE MONTHS (20 weeks) insufficient time to think through the issues?
Gives the baby time to ponder, I guess, whether it wants to live.