New Clause 1 — Amendment of the law relating to abortion

Part of Orders of the Day – in the House of Commons at 9:00 pm on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of David Taylor David Taylor Labour, North West Leicestershire 9:00 pm, 20th May 2008

This is the second occasion during this debate when an assertion has been made that lowering the limit will necessarily drive up the number of illegal abortions. Will my hon. Friend tell the Committee whether similar suggestions were made during the 1990 debate on the reduction of the limit from 28 weeks to 24 weeks? Will she also tell us whether there has been an increased number of illegal abortions? There is no evidence of the second.

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