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Andrew Lansley 'shocked' by gender selection abortion claims

The Department of Health has launched an inquiry into claims that doctors agreed to carry out abortions on the grounds of the sex of unborn babies.

The Daily Telegraph said it had secretly filmed doctors at a number of British abortion clinics.

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said that he was "shocked" by the claims and that he had ordered an inquiry to investigate the matter "urgently and thoroughly".

  • 23 Feb 2012
  • From the section Health