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British lawmakers in rare debate on abortion law
Prime Minister David Cameron has previously backed reducing the abortion time limit to between 20 to 22 weeks, but his office said he would not support the latest change when it is debated Wednesday.
British lawmakers are allowed a free vote on all so-called issues of conscience. Health Minister Anne Milton _ a Conservative legislator _ told colleagues last week she would oppose the amendment.
It won’t be known whether the plan will be put to a vote in the House of Commons until Wednesday’s debate is over.
Britain’s health ministry said it plans to examine issues around pre-abortion advice, but does not plan to prevent abortion clinics from continuing to provide counseling.
“The concern is to ensure that women, in what is an extremely difficult and often traumatic situation, have access to information and counseling that best meets their needs,” the ministry said.
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