UK: Ministers fight to keep late abortions secret
Beezy Marsh reports:
Late abortions of “less than perfect” foetuses are the subject of a secrecy row with the Government.
It centres on mothers who opt for termination because their unborn babies have been diagnosed with conditions such as club foot and cleft palate.
Doctors say such conditions can usually be corrected by surgery.
The Information Commissioner has ordered the release of the figures, but the Department of Health is resisting, claiming that disclosing the data could lead to women who have late abortions being identified.
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