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DR UK disappointed that Bill to equalise time limits for abortion talked out

10 March 2017

DR UK urges Government to make time for this vital Bill, presented by Lord Shinkwin, to be debated.

Briefing on the Bill

This Bill is about equality. We have no views on abortion - but we believe strongly that whatever time limit is set after which abortion should not happen, no distinction should be made between a foetus where the child will be born disabled and where the child will be born non-disabled. All lives are equal! 

This is a vital matter of principle and we are deeply disappointed that this important Bill has not had the time it needs to be debated. We urge Government to rectify this.

See also Lord Shinkwin in the:

Telegraph: Tory peer Lord Shinkwin warns Britain’s abortion laws are a ‘licence to kill disabled people’

Sun: Tory peer brands Britain’s abortion laws a ‘licence to kill disabled people

Politics Home: Tory peer: Abortion laws are 'licence to kill disabled babies'

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