UK MPs vote not to lower abortion limit
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
UK Members of Parliament voted against a bill that would result in the limit for abortions being brought down by four weeks, to 20 weeks. The MP who originally proposed the bill, Nadine Dorrie from the Conservative Party, commented on the result. "There comes a point when it has to be said this baby has a right to life." The vote to lower the limit to twenty weeks was defeated by 332 votes to 190.
There was also a vote on decreasing the limit to 22 weeks, with it being defeated by 304 votes supporting to 233 opposing.
The proposer of the twenty week limit, a former nurse explained to MPs her reason for supporting the lowering of the limit:
Recently, a vote for decreasing the limit to 12 weeks also failed to pass through the House of Commons.
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