Jeremy Hunt has told the Times that he believes a 12 week limit on abortion is "the right point for it."
Hunt also dismissed the notion that he came to the decision because of his Christian faith.
I’m not someone who thinks that abortion should be made illegal.
Everyone looks at the evidence and comes to a view about when that moment is and my own view is that 12 weeks is the right point for it.
I don’t think the reason I have that view is for religious reasons...There are some issues that cut across health and morality, a bit like capital punishment does for crime. There are all sorts of arguments in favour and against in terms of deterrence and justice, but also there is a fundamental moral issue that sits behind it. I think abortion is one of those issues.
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