Tuesday, February 26, 2008
UK: Conservative MP Calls for Reduction in Gestational Limit for Abortions
Reuters (UK): Cameron calls for lower abortion time limit
Conservative leader David Cameron has supported a cut in the legal time limit on abortions ahead of a possible vote on the issue in coming weeks.
But Gordon Brown's spokesman said on Monday the prime minister, on the basis of medical advice, did not support a change in the abortion law.
MPs may table amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill calling for a reduction in the 24-week limit when the bill returns to the House of Commons.
That would give MPs the first chance to vote on abortion since 1990.