House of Commons
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SEX - SELECTIVE AND ON-DEMAND ABORTION
EDM #1121
Tabled 28 March 2017
2016-17 Session
That this House is shocked by comments made by Wendy Savage, member of the British Medical Association's (BMA) Medical Ethics Committee, that sex-selective abortion should be legal and that abortion should be available on-demand, right up-to-birth; notes with serious concern that Wendy Savage has also dismissed the personal testimony of women who have been coerced into sex­-selective abortions in the UK as myth; recognises that Wendy Savage is behind a move to encourage the membership of the BMA to back a policy calling for abortion to be decriminalised, having submitted a successful motion at last year's BMA annual representative meeting seeking such a policy; further notes that such a legislative change would likely remove any current legal safeguards against sex-selective abortion and allow for abortion to be available on-demand, up-to-birth; notes that UK polling in 2012 showed that only two per cent of women wanted the abortion time limit to be extended to more than 24 weeks, let alone up-to-birth; and calls for the immediate resignation of Wendy Savage in the interests of the reputation of the BMA.