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Government abortion guidance "weak" and "fails to uphold law" says SPUC

1 May 2014

Jeremy Hunt is the Secretary of State for Health

The government's newly-issued guidance on abortion is "weak" and "fails to uphold the law", says SPUC, the UK's main pro-life political organisation.

The Department of Health last week issued guidance on various aspects of abortion law and practice, such as sex-selective abortion, pre-signing of abortion authorisation forms and doctors' assessment of abortion cases.

Paul Tully, SPUC's general secretary, said that the guidance "endorses weak restrictions on some practices but promotes an underlying agenda of abortion-on-demand." [SPUC, 27 May]

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