Pro-lifers oppose amendment seeking to introduce abortion up to birth in England and Wales – Catholic World Report

Pro-life groups are seeking to defeat an amendment that would introduce abortion on demand up to birth in England and Wales. The charity Right To Life UK said that if the amendment passed, it would mark “the single biggest change to abortion legislation since 1967,” the year that the practice was legalized in Britain. MPs are expected to vote on the amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill on Monday. According to an “explanatory statement” accompanying the amendment, the text tabled by Labour Party MP Diana Johnson would decriminalize abortion and create a new offense of “non-consensual termination of pregnancy.” Right To Life has asked supporters to urge MPs to vote against the amendment, known as NC55, which it said would make the Abortion Act 1967 redundant. After the Act was passed, abortion was permitted up to 28 weeks until 1990, when the time limit was reduced to 24 weeks unless there is a “substantial risk” of disability.

Pro-lifers oppose amendment seeking to introduce abortion up to birth in England and Wales – Catholic World Report

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