Abortion: Gender

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th February 2022.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to bring forward legislative proposals to prevent sex selective abortion.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Department has no plans to being forward legislation in this area.

The Department issued guidance in 2014 stating that abortion on the grounds of sex alone is illegal.

Sex is not itself a lawful ground under the Abortion Act.

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