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V1302 - Abortion (amendment) bill 2017 watch

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    V1302 - Abortion (amendment) bill 2017, JoecPhillips MP




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    BILL TO
    Amend the abortion act based on modern day viability


    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

    1-Amendments
    (1) In Section 1(1) of the Abortion Act 1967 replace twenty-fourth with twenty-first


    2- Citation and commencement
    (1) This Act extends to the United Kingdom.
    (2) The provisions of this Act come into force on Royal Assent
    (3) This Act may be referred to as the Abortion (Amendment) Act 2017

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    The Abortion limit is 24 weeks based on viability however this was set in 1990 and science and technology has advanced since then with children born at 21 weeks surviving http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...e-parents.html

    This bill moves the limit to the point of viability.

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    I really do not know about this, so I am abstaining.
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    I'd prefer a judgement to be passed by medical professionals to justify this reduction.
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    (Original post by notneb)
    I'd prefer a judgement to be passed by medical professionals to justify this reduction.
    Hear Hear. Therefore I'll be voting Nay
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    (Original post by notneb)
    I'd prefer a judgement to be passed by medical professionals to justify this reduction.
    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    Hear Hear. Therefore I'll be voting Nay
    The justification is in the notes babies can survive independently, as shown in the case above that baby was way below the limit and survived
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    The date of viability will keep reducing as medical practices improve, this is a slippery slope.
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    (Original post by Lumos_)
    The date of viability will keep reducing as medical practices improve, this is a slippery slope.
    It’s not a slippery slope this is what the original bill was designed to do
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    (Original post by joecphillips)
    It’s not a slippery slope this is what the original bill was designed to do
    Makes it even more slippery when you keep reducing it
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    (Original post by Lumos_)
    Makes it even more slippery when you keep reducing it
    When the whole purpose of it was that viability would be the cut off date using the viability as a cut off date is ensuring it is fit for purpose not a slippery slope
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    (Original post by Lumos_)
    The date of viability will keep reducing as medical practices improve, this is a slippery slope.
    It cannot be a slippery slope if you believe that abortion is wrong after the point of viability.
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    Order!

    The Ayes to the right, 10.
    The Noes to the left, 23.
    Abstentions, 12.

    I think the Noes have it! The Noes have it! Unlock!!
 
 
 
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