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Volume 894: debated on Friday 27 June 1975

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With your permission, Mr. Speaker, and that of the House, I beg to present a Petition, with some 3,000 signatures of people in Hampstead and elsewhere, on the subject of abortion. It reads:

"Wherefore your petitioners pray that no legislation be passed which would restrict the circumstances in which women can have legal abortions, believing that women should have the right to free National Health Service abortions and that restrictions will lead to enforced pregnancies and motherhood, unwanted children or dangerous back-street abortions.
Your petitioners as in duty bound, will ever pray."

To lie upon the Table.