A couple of legislative tests

The timing of the Scottish and Welsh pronouncements seems to be becoming clearer. A ten minute rule bill is being introduced that would require women seeking an abortion to recieve compulsory counselling and a 7 day cooling off period because of conerns about long-term mental health. Such bills rarely reach the statute book but it is seen as a tester for a significant upcoming fight, the Human Tissues and Embryos Bill, with both pro-abortion and pro-life MPs planning amendments to the bill that would change the 1967 Abortion Act.Meanwhile the BBC’s treatment of the story, in comparison with comments on the Iraq war, is being offered as another example of its liberal/leftist bias.

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