Tuesday 14 September 2010

. “Myth-busting Monday: 'You can have an abortion up to 18/20/22 weeks'

E1 Every Monday EFC busts myths and takes names, cutting through the misinformation, disinformation, and straight up nonsense to bring you the facts.

The abortion time limit in the UK is actually 24 weeks, but in practice 90% of abortions take place within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, and only 1.5% take place after 20 weeks.

There is no time limit on abortion where two doctors agree that a woman’s health or life is gravely threatened by continuing with the pregnancy or that the fetus is likely to be born with severe physical or mental abnormalities.

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