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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 AvatarDavid Raw 29th Apr - 8:17pm
    Nice to have a few crumbs - but how about going for the big fish ? : The Independent, September, 2013 "Vodafone's £84bn tax avoidance...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 29th Apr - 8:11pm
    Yes - get in there Tom. It's a major scandal that needs sorting.
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    With elections imminent BBC TV Question Time had a panel of five, one Tory MP, one Labour MP and one SNP MP, plus two others....
  • User AvatarStuart 29th Apr - 7:53pm
    @Stevan Rose "I’m pretty certain that if all 95,000 arrived tomorrow..." Fact: Of that oft-quoted 95,000 (a figure calculated by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism),...
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 29th Apr - 7:53pm
    Carl Gardner 29th Apr '16 - 4:52pm Please look into this more deeply. For instance are people allocated to parties? or do they join of...
  • User AvatarPeter Watson 29th Apr - 7:49pm
    @David Evans “Thank you, David” That phrase gave me a sudden Spitting Image flashback.