October 14, 2015

WHAT CONSENSUS?

Devolution of abortion laws in Scotland prompts Labour warning (Rowena Mason, 14 October 2015, The Guardian)

Abortion laws are to be devolved to the Scottish government in a move that Labour has said could end up eroding the right of women to make their own decisions.

The Scottish National party welcomed the devolution and said it had no plans to change the current law that allows abortions until 24 weeks into pregnancy.

But Labour and women's rights campaigners raised concerns that devolving this power could undermine the consensus on time limits for abortions. [...]

Abortion laws are already devolved in Northern Ireland, where the practice is banned unless there is a danger to the mother's life.

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