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Equality Bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:39 am on 9th June 2009.

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Photo of Evan Harris Evan Harris Shadow Science Minister 10:39 am, 9th June 2009

One opt-out, and only one, exists in respect of IVF and abortion. There are calls—amendments have been tabled—which argue that doctors should be able to say, “I am not going to treat Muslims, because my religion will not let me” or “I am not going to treat unmarried women who come to me wanting contraception.” Is that the sort of thing that you would support?