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Volume 828: debated on Tuesday 21 December 1971

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what precautions are taken to ensure the resuscitation and intensive care of infants from prematurity as a result of abortions.

The precautions to be taken on any particular occasion are for the clinician in charge of the patient. I am advised that at any surgical operation for termination where the foetus might prove viable an anaesthetist would be present and apparatus for resuscitation at hand.