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Opinion: Abortion reform – handing power back to women

Despite being in the 21st century, we appear to value the approval of medical professionals, and their control over women’s bodies, more than we do women’s autonomy.

Last week it came to light in a Telegraph report that some abortion clinics – up to one in five – were performing abortions illegally. Doctors were pre-signing forms to permit abortions before they had seen the patient’s medical information. Why are so many good doctors not following the law?

Under the 1967 Abortion Act, termination of pregnancy is legal up to 24 weeks, as long as two doctors approve it. Not one, two.  …

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    In the world of this article, democracy is nine wolves and a highland cattle voting on what to have for lunch and inviting us to...
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    It is now time to build a new social liberal coalition .A brexit led conservative government will drag us back to the 1980s .We cant...
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    At every election in my lifetime the people have spoken and by much larger majorities they have said "we don't want to be represented by...
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    Neil, Are we supposed to applaud your vindictiveness?
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    @ Alderman David Becket I think it is immoral to ignore the majority of the voters in the referendum. I think lots of people who...
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