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Further to this there are a number of amendments to the Act being proposed lowering the time limit for terminations (with hat-tip to Left Women’s Network. These are (Proposer: Amendment):

Edward Leigh MP ‘In section 1(1)(a) of the Abortion Act 1967 (c.87) (medical termination of Pregnancy), for “twenty-fourth week” substitute “twelfth week’.

Edward Leigh MP (again) ‘In section 1(1)(a) of the Abortion Act 1967 (c.87) (medical termination of Pregnancy), for “twenty-fourth week” substitute “fourteenth week.’

Mark Pritchard, Nicolas Winterton, David Drew, Desmond Swayne, Keith Vaz, David Taylor, Nadine Dorries, Julian Brazier, Ann Winterton, Tim Farron, Edward Leigh, Damian Green, Jim Dobbin, Geraldine Smith, Ann Widdecombe and Angela Watkinson

‘In section 1(1)(a) of the Abortion Act 1967 (c.87) (medical termination of Pregnancy), for “twenty-fourth week” substitute “Sixteenth week’

Claire Curtis-Thomas ‘In section 1(1)(a) of the Abortion Act 1967 (c.87) (medical termination of Pregnancy), for “twenty-fourth week” substitute “Eighteenth week’

Nadine Dorries ‘In section 1(1)(a) of the Abortion Act 1967 (c.87) (medical termination of Pregnancy), for “twenty-fourth week” substitute “twentieth week’

There are also amendments making the abortion approval process longer like compulsory counselling.

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