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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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  • User AvatarWilliam Hobhouse 6th Feb - 8:53am
    Ian Swales asks for the evidence. In his last paragraph, he writes that all women shortlists are demeaning to women (am I right to think...
  • User AvatarMark 6th Feb - 8:49am
    I agree with Maria, Louise and Stuart. If those against AWS were not all male and showed a bit more recognition that there is a...
  • User Avatartonyhill 6th Feb - 8:06am
    As Glenn said, we should stand candidates, but the description on the ballot paper should be: "Liberal Democrat - Abolish Police Commissioners".
  • User AvatarPanicos Georgiou 6th Feb - 7:44am
    Perhaps if you mention that our NATO ally Turkey invaded and still occupies 39% of Cyprus in 1974 and embarked upon a program of ethnically...
  • User AvatarLorenzo 6th Feb - 1:16am
    P.S. Totally agree it is about supporting candidates too and changing our culture , the hours of parliament do not favour any one wanting any...
  • User AvatarLorenzo 6th Feb - 1:10am
    I had no responses on a thread about police and crime commissioner elections , and my view that those who would not have brought in...