Abortion

Health written question – answered at on 18 July 2011.

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Photo of Julian Huppert Julian Huppert Liberal Democrat, Cambridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he intends to use (a) existing primary legislation or (b) secondary legislation under existing primary legislation to give effects to the proposals in amendments 1 to 3 to the Health and Social Care (Re-committed) Bill in respect of the provision of independent information, advice and counselling services for women requesting termination of pregnancy.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill are not necessary to require the availability of independent abortion counselling.

We are working on proposals to allow all women seeking an abortion to be offered access to independent counselling by appropriately qualified individuals.

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