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Abortion (Amendment) Bill

Volume 978: debated on Friday 15 February 1980

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I beg to ask leave to present a petition supported by 5,588 citizens of the town of Preston, in the following terms:

To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.
The humble Petition of citizens of the United Kingdom sheweth
That the original terms of the Abortion (Amendment) Bill, if passed by your Hon. House, will reduce the amount of killing of unborn children.
Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Hon. House will not alter the Abortion (Amendment) Bill by raising the time limit for abortion beyond the proposed twenty weeks, or by altering those clauses which state the criteria for abortion.
And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, etc.

To lie upon the Table.