Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper, who speaks for Labour on women's issues, described Mr Hunt's remarks as "chilling".
Jeremy Hunt's statements on abortion are deeply worrying and show the Health Secretary has given no serious consideration to women's health," she said.
Everyone has personal views but as Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt has a responsibility to lead government policy on women's health. Perhaps the most chilling part of his interview is the claim that 12 weeks is based on evidence when it undoubtedly is not.
David Cameron needs to make sure his health secretary doesn't distort medical evidence and does not impose his own view on women about their health.
More top news
Any lingering showers will ease, to leave a dry night with plenty of clear spells. Cloud thickening from the west, but staying dry.
Crowds of people gathered in Sandringham on Sunday to catch a glimpse of Princess Charlotte as she arrived for her official christening.
The Chancellor has "found" the £12bn of benefit cuts promised in the Tory election manifesto - here's what we know about the savings so far.