UK: Parliamentary bill to ban sex-selective abortion

Converse runners pinkAs the Independent reported earlier this week, a cross-party group of women MPs wants the abortion law to be clarified to make it explicitly illegal for doctors to abort foetuses on grounds of gender alone. Fiona Bruce, a Conservative MP, will introduce the Bill on the grounds that there is confusion over whether the practice is legal in Britain, despite the Department of Health stating that gender-based abortions carried out in the UK are illegal.

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