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SPUC calls for “political realism” on abortion

2 March 2018

Maria Caulfield MP, the Conservative party's vice-chair for women, has called for a national debate on abortion, and has highlighted that the time limits for abortion in the UK are higher than in many other countries.

“Maria Caulfield’s call for a national debate on abortion is welcome but we must be politically realistic”, said Antonia Tully, SPUC’s campaign director.

“Previous attempts to alter time-limits in Parliament led to abortion to birth being introduced for some circumstances, underlining the key political reality that when it comes to legislation it is of the utmost importance to understand the voting intentions of MPs and to understand how bad things can be added to well-intentioned laws.

“The great challenge politically is that a hardened core of pro-abortionist MPs and activists are determined to hijack the abortion debate and are working for the decriminalisation of abortion and permitting abortion to birth in any pregnancy.

“Pro-abortion politicians led by Diana Johnson are calling for the full-blown decriminalisation of abortion. If their extreme proposals were to become law, there would be no recourse in British law to ensure that an unborn child was not aborted.

“Political realism is needed, above all, in the national debate on abortion,”  Mrs Tully concluded.

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