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BMA meeting: BMA rejects attempt to lower upper time limit for abortion

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 29 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d4123
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1Cardiff

The BMA annual meeting defeated a motion calling for the legal limit for termination of pregnancy, in the absence of fetal abnormality, to be reduced from 24 to 20 weeks gestation.

The 24 week time limit in England, Wales, and Scotland was approved by parliament in 1990, and MPs voted to retain it in 2008. The BMA’s annual meeting last debated abortion time limits …

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