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Jeremy Hunt, for example, is a twat

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DillyTante Fri 05-Oct-12 22:45:33

He wants to reduce the abortion limit to 12 weeks

LittleFrieda Fri 05-Oct-12 22:51:41

I gave birth to a live baby at 21 weeks. I knew I was pregnant at 5 weeks.

MooncupGoddess Fri 05-Oct-12 22:53:47

I never thought I'd find myself missing Andrew Lansley. But Jeremy Hunt is even more loathsome.

Grumpla Fri 05-Oct-12 22:54:36

Ditto.

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Fri 05-Oct-12 22:55:17

Yes, that is a terrific plan. Don't reduce abortions, reduce safe, legal abortions...

Most abortions are before 12 weeks anyway aren't they? Oh god, can't face re-hashing the whole current abortion thread.

DillyTante Fri 05-Oct-12 22:58:55

What's your point LittleFrieda?

DillyTante Fri 05-Oct-12 22:59:37

Sorry, don't mean that abrasively, I'm just wondering what you mean by your post.

TeaAndHugs Sat 06-Oct-12 00:48:18

That is ridiculous. As I understand it, pregnancy in the UK is measured from the first day of your last period. My periods are on average 6 weeks apart, but can vary as much as a week or two either way. Add in the fact that an abortion takes time to arrange (the NHS 'aim' for less than 3 weeks) and that leaves me hardly any time to make a decision. I'd have to abort automatically to avoid the risk of missing the deadline without considering whether or not it was the best thing to do.

I am so mad at JH. We need to fight this. Please, everyone, join Abortion Rights and add your voices to the protest that is obviously going to be needed.

NewNames Sat 06-Oct-12 00:55:19

I am so mad about this too. I started a 'why aren't you furious' thread about it but I think people on the whole care more about whether their mother in laws are being unreasonable. sad

I will join Abortion Rights tomorrow.

Narked Sat 06-Oct-12 01:34:56

I've just seen this. I despair. We have a 'women's minister' who aligns herself with Nadine Dorries and a health minister who pluck figures out of the air based on no medical grounds. Whilst destroying the health service.

How long until Ed Vaizey goes batshit in the National Gallery with a pair of scissors?

DillyTante Sat 06-Oct-12 08:18:27

It frightens me that I live in an era/country where men have control over my body like this.

This is a very real issue for all of us. Any of us could have contraception failure. And even if you would never consider an abortion for yourself it's important to stand up for those who might need need it. What we don't need is more children and women trapped in poverty or abusive relationships.

slhilly Sat 06-Oct-12 09:10:38

It's beyond vile. Anyone who needed CVS or similar invasive diagnostics would be unable to have an abortion if the results were negative. My DP and I are Tay Sachs carriers. Jeremy Hunt would have condemned us to raising a baby that would have been dead before it was 2, in all likelihood.

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