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David Cameron: No plans for abortion law rethink

The government has "no plans" to bring in new laws governing when a women can legally have an abortion, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

Mr Cameron made his stance clear after Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the Times he favoured a move to halve the abortion limit from 24 weeks to 12.

He said Mr Hunt was "entitled to hold an individual view" but insisted it was not government policy and that any vote on the matter in Parliament would be a free one.

The prime minister also said that he personally favoured a "modest reduction" from the current limit because "there are some medical arguments for that".

  • 06 Oct 2012
  • From the section Health