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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 AvatarAllan 21st Aug - 8:58pm
    Perhaps John thinks that iScotland may give him a better chance of being elected, I sincerely hope the Scottish remain with us not because they...
  • User AvatarNorman Fraser 21st Aug - 8:50pm
    I actually think it's pretty clear why John has decided to vote Yes. Like many Scots he has looked at what the current coalition government...
  • User AvatarDavid-1 21st Aug - 8:35pm
    I hardly put it past the English population to support a whole raft of regressive, vengeful anti-Scottish measures if the Yes vote should win (which,...
  • User AvatarTim13 21st Aug - 8:28pm
    Psi No need to resort to sarcasm! I was trying to draw in a few words a summary of what I meant by it. I...
  • User AvatarLiberal Neil 21st Aug - 8:05pm
    I think John's argument is a reasonable one, and more honest and coherent than the Yes campaign's.
  • User AvatarJohn Barrett 21st Aug - 7:58pm
    Alex - One of the reasons I did not submit the article to Lib-Dem voice was exactly because I feared that might happen.