Push for abortions in GPs' surgeries

Abortions could be carried out in GP surgeries and polyclinics if amendments put forward to modernise the 1967 Abortion Act are passed.

The need for two doctors' signatures could be scrapped and early medical abortions may be allowed to take place at home under the proposals. They will be debated in the House of Commons on Monday.

Conservative MP for Beckenham Jacqui Lait, who is tabling the amendments, said: 'It gives greater choice to women but allows GPs a choice as well. GP surgeries are a clean and safe environment and very appropriate for early medical abortions.'

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