MPs debate decriminalising abortion in England and Wales

MPs are due to debate whether to decriminalise abortion in England and Wales.

In 1967, the Abortion Act was passed which made terminations legal subject to doctors’ approval and if a pregnant person can prove they meet predetermined criteria.

However, critics say the law does not go far enough as people who do not meet these conditions who have an abortion are committing a criminal offence. It is thought the growing availability of online abortion pills is increasing the number of terminations women have in the UK, outside of official, licensed clinics. In addition, women are committing an offence if they have

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