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Dr Ron Fitzsimmons And Partial Birth Abortion;amdt. Line 2:

EDM number 600A1 in 1996-97, proposed by Ann Clwyd on 13/03/1997.

leave out from 'Providers' to end and add 'when giving evidence to Congress he underestimated the number of intact dilation and extraction (D&X) abortion procedures performed by doctors in the United States; notes that a polcy statement issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on 12th January 1997 made it clear that this method is used in abortions after 16 weeks gestation and that it can be an appropriate choice; further notes that the College opposes legislation to prohibit the procedure because although other methods of abortion are available, 'the potential exists that legislation prohibiting specific medical practices, such as D&X, may outlaw techniques that are critical to the lives and health of American women'; recalls that although this procedure is not used in Britain , the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the British Medical Association emphasised that decisions about the appropriate clinical procedures should be made by doctors and not by politicians; and reminds Her Majesty's Government that those who repeatedly seek to bring legislation to prohibit these procedures, oppose abortion in principle, regardless of the method by which it is carried out.'.

This is a ammendment to 600.

This motion has been signed by a total of 10 MPs.

Ann Clwyd13/03/1997Cynon ValleyProposed
Brian Sedgemore13/03/1997Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Margaret Hodge13/03/1997BarkingSigned
Diane Abbott13/03/1997Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Ken Livingstone17/03/1997Brent EastSigned
Martyn Jones19/03/1997Clwyd South WestSigned
Lynne Jones20/03/1997Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Martin O'Neill20/03/1997ClackmannanSigned
Bill Etherington20/03/1997Sunderland NorthSigned
Peter Thurnham20/03/1997Bolton North EastSigned

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