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The UK Abortion Laws

In most of the UK it can still be a criminal offence to terminate a pregnancy. The Offences Against the Person Act 1861, means that those seeking the procedure, without the approval of two doctors, could technically get a maximum of life in prison. For an abortion to be considered legal, there must be a risk of life, or a serious threat to physical or mental health. After the US Supreme Court stripped the right to abortions, read about our own laws and why some MPs are concerned for the future.

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The UK Abortion Laws

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