Monday, September 24, 2007

Scotland: First Minister wants to Review Abortion Laws

First Minister Alex Salmond has backed the setting up of an independent commission to examine abortion laws.
He personally supports a reduction in the time limit for terminations from 24 to 20 weeks.

The commission could look at whether the reserved issue of abortion should be devolved to Scotland.

However, there are currently no plans for such a group, and UK ministers have argued that the same laws should be applied in both England and Scotland.

It's a story to follow.

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