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Abortion changes for GPs proposed

Plans for abortions to be carried out in GP practices moved a step nearer this week as a national sexual health charity called for the move as part of proposed amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill.

A debate next week will see a cross-parliamentary group of pro-choice MPs take up its call by proposing to extend the range of places where abortions can be offered to ‘suitable medical settings' including general practices and contraceptive clinics.

Pulse revealed last year that the Government was considering setting up abortion services at GP practices to bring care closer to home.

The group is also set to propose changes which will scrap the need for women to seek two doctors' signatures before an abortion can be allowed.

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