Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Our National Hypocrisy

How can you cheer for our Paralympians and support Britain’s abortion laws*?

* The 1967 Abortion Act as a pdf or this summary is from the NHS Website

In the UK, abortion is legal up until 24 weeks of pregnancy, although most abortions are carried out much earlier than this.In rare circumstances, an abortion can sometimes be carried out after 24 weeks (see below).The Abortion Act 1967In accordance with The Abortion Act 1967, an abortion must usually be carried out before 24 weeks of pregnancy.The few situations when the law states an abortion may be carried out after 24 weeks are:
  • if it is necessary to save the woman's life
  • to prevent grave permanent injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman 
  • if there is substantial risk that if the child were born, s/he would have physical or mental abnormalities and be seriously handicapped
HT: Maurice McCracken via Facebook 

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