Guernsey yes to abortion

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The Independent Online
Guernsey's parliament voted to legalise abortion, the last area in the British Isles to do so.

A 1910 law that made abortion punishable by life imprisonment was thrown out by 34 votes to 20 by the States of Deliberation and replaced by legislation that allows a pregnancy to be terminated up to the end of the twelfth week, provided two doctors approve.

Numerous amendments were brought during the lengthy and emotional debate by pro-life politicians attempting to stop the law from being passed but all were rejected or withdrawn.

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