London, England, Jul 1, 2021 / 12:00 pm
Pro-life groups are seeking to defeat an amendment that would introduce abortion on demand up to birth in England and Wales.
The charity Right To Life UK said that if the amendment passed, it would mark “the single biggest change to abortion legislation since 1967,” the year that the practice was legalized in Britain.
MPs are expected to vote on the amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill on Monday.
According to an “explanatory statement” accompanying the amendment, the text tabled by Labour Party MP Diana Johnson would decriminalize abortion and create a new offense of “non-consensual termination of pregnancy.”