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Abortion policy makers should visit a clinic

Although last year was the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act, a considerable degree of disagreement and even conflict persists, particularly with regard to the time limit at which abortions can be conducted.

These doubts follow the survival of Amillia Taylor at 21 weeks' gestation, together with Lord Steel's concession that the abortion rate today is far in excess of anything he could have imagined when he sponsored the bill back in 1967.

It is becoming clear that it was an ill-conceived and poorly framed piece of legislation.

MPs and peers are due to vote further on abortion issues next month with regard to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill.

Before they decide how to vote, they should consider attending an abortion clinic - just as the jury in the Princess Diana inquest visited the crash site in Paris.

Indeed, perhaps they should feel obliged to do so.

Having viewed the ultrasounds of the embryos and fetuses to be aborted, they should proceed to the theatre, and experience the reality of what the pro-abortionists are asking the medical profession to do on their behalf.

This is the wilful destruction of innocent, defenceless and silent human embryos at the current rate of 193,700 per annum, or one abortion every three minutes.

No wonder that the UK is known in many quarters as the abortion capital of the world - how sad.

Dr J P Sheehan, Emsworth, Hampshire

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