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On Tuesday 24 May, the All-Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group will host an event for MPs on the latest science on fetal viability and the compelling case for reducing our abortion time limit from 24 weeks.

Dr John Wyatt, Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics, Ethics & Perinatology at University College London and senior researcher at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge, will discuss the evidence in support of lowering the current time limit on abortion. There will also be a question and answer period.

The current time limit for abortion was set in 1990 when 24 weeks was considered the point of viability outside the womb. However, the latest guidance from the British Association of Perinatal Medicine establishes 22 weeks’ gestation to be the point of viability, and enables doctors to intervene to save premature babies from 22 weeks.

Similarly, the latest research indicates that a significant number of babies born at 22 weeks’ gestation can survive outside the womb, and this number only increases with proactive perinatal care. As recently as February this year, a set of twins in Derbyshire were born and survived at only 22 weeks and 5 days, as covered by BBC News.

The British time limit on abortion is far more extreme than the majority of countries in the European Union where the median time limit for abortion on demand or on broad social grounds is 12 weeks.

Polling has shown that 70% of British women favour a reduction in the time limit from 24 weeks to 20 weeks or below. 

Please enter your postcode in the box above to write to your MP now asking them if they will attend the upcoming Parliamentary event on fetal viability and the compelling case for reducing our abortion time limit.

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Ask your MP to attend a Parliamentary event on reducing the abortion time limit