MPs to vote on 'explicit ban' on sex-selective abortions
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MPs to vote on 'explicit ban' on sex-selective abortions
This will actually exclusively effect non-white, mostly Asian women... but anything that puts abortion back into the sphere of public debate can't be all bad.

Quote:Performing a sex-selective abortion could become a specific criminal offence as MPs are to debate the issue in the House of Commons today.

The amendment to the Serious Crime Bill, known as the Abortion (Sex-Selection) Bill, is designed to make it clear to doctors that it is illegal to terminate pregnancies because of the sex of the foetus.

The proposed legislation was tabled by Tory MP Fiona Bruce, who claimed that there is "widespread confusion" over the law.

"[The Bill] merely clarifies that nothing in section one of the Abortion Act 1967 allows a pregnancy to be terminated on the grounds of the sex of the unborn child," Bruce argued.
2015 Feb 23 16:41
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