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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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    @james Really? Have we reached that point? Local parties to be disciplined because they don't print colour leaflets? Don't use mediocre American software. What next?...
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    The consideration of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, whilst limited by the practical considerations others have pointed out, they do raise an important point, namely what is...
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    @Refitman - ' “The mess Labour left” – yep, gotten quite sick of that now.' I would if I were you, sadly the damage done...
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    I'm sorry if it's terrible netiquette to quote oneself or repeat a post from another thread, but in the context of Lib Dem MPs and...
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    Good Evening, how's u? I'm a Trade Unionist, Labour Supporter & Left Winger etc myself. I voted yes for the A. V & I've vote...
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    Peter Black may have misread this piece Caron. He has tweeted (and it has been re-tweeted by Joe Otten) that Labour didn't turn up to...