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Asked if the Prime Minister thought that the time limit for abortion should be lowered and if it would be a voting issue, the PMS said that when the Prime Minister had been asked about this in the past, he had always made clear that we should be guided by the best medical advice. At the moment the key organisations in the medical profession were not pressing for a review of this area. For example, both the British Medical Association and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists had said that they did not believe that there was a case for changing the time limits for an abortion. Therefore, the Government had no plans to change the law on abortion. Regarding a free vote, it was accepted Parliamentary practice that proposals for changes in the law on abortion were made on the basis of free votes. The Embryology Bill was going through Parliament at the moment, but to date no amendments had yet been tabled.

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