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Hunt: Halve abortion time limit

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said he favours a sharp tightening of the law on abortion. In an interview with The Times, Mr Hunt said the limit should be cut to 12 weeks into a pregnancy - half the current limit of 24 weeks.

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Hunt: 12 week abortion limit is 'the right point for it'

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.

He said:

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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