Abortion

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An abortion is the removal of a foetus from the womb before it can survive

When does life begin?

  • At fertilisation?
  • When the fertilised egg is implanted into the womb?
  • When the foetus is developing in the womb?
  • When the foetus is capable of living independantly of the mother?
  • At birth?
  • At some other point?

THE UK ABORTION LAWS: 1967 ABORTION ACT; HUMAN FERTILISATION AND EMBRYOLOGY ACT OF 1990

  • Abortions must be agreed by two doctors

Abortion is allowed up to 24 weeks if:

  • there is a physical or mental risk to…

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