Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 13th May 2014.

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Photo of Dominic Grieve Dominic Grieve The Attorney-General 11:30 am, 13th May 2014

As I understand the matter, the form exists so that two doctors may make an independent evaluation of whether the abortion is necessary for the health and well-being of the woman concerned. It seems to me, as a matter of logic, that that requires a conscious act of assessment. I leave it to the hon. Gentleman to work out whether a conscious act of assessment is going to take place on the pre-signed form.