Offences Against the Person Act 1861

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:33 pm on 5th June 2018.

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Photo of Karen Lee Karen Lee Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Fire) 3:33 pm, 5th June 2018

I thought that Ian Paisley was going to say something about abortions being “convenient.” I worked in clinics and counselled women, and I tell him that they are not done for convenience. Some of those people are utterly desperate by the time they get to clinics, and it would be very wrong to think that people treat abortions as a matter of convenience.