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Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 12:13 pm on 19th July 2005.

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Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) 12:13 pm, 19th July 2005

I am afraid that I will not, as I have only two minutes.

I come to the question of Professor Stuart Campbell's 4D images of the 12-week-old foetus, which was described as showing

"the humanity of the unborn child".

Those images stir huge emotions, of course. However, it is important not to prejudge that those images somehow change our knowledge about foetal viability. It is a complex area and the pictures—