Calls to end 'eugenic abortions'

In a letter to the Telegraph last September, an alliance of prolife campaigners describe the practice of aborting foetuses on physical grounds as a form of eugenics.

The letter, signed by pro-life campaigners and religious groups, argues that the current law enshrines a form of disability discrimination.

They wish to restrict the 1967 Abortion Act, to prevent doctors terminating pregnancies on the grounds of physical abnormality.

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Disability abortion law Inquiry

A major Parliamentary Inquiry into Abortion on the Grounds of Disability kicks off today.