Evening Standard: Tory peer says ‘Lords allowing systematic killing of disabled babies’ after abortion Bill thrown out

A Tory peer has accused colleagues in the Lords of allowing the “systematic killing” of disabled babies after his abortion rights Bill was thrown out.

Abortion is legal up to 24 weeks, but the Abortion Act 1967 extends the limit until birth if there is significant risk of the baby having serious disabilities. Lord Shinkwin, who has brittle bones and uses a stick, wants a 24-week limit.

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