Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Prospects for life of handicapped child must be given before abortion — rejected — 20 May 2008 at 22:00
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset did not vote.
- If tests of a foetus reveal that there is a substantial risk that if the child were born it would suffer from such physical or mental abnormalities as to be seriously handicapped, a registered medical practitioner or a suitably qualified health professional expeditiously shall provide the pregnant woman with
- current, scientific information in a written form concerning the life expectancy of, the expected intellectual and functional development of, and the treatment options for a foetus diagnosed with, or a child born with, the physical or mental abnormalities identified as a risk by those tests.
- contact details for, where available, supportive service providers, including telephone help lines specific to the physical or mental abnormalities identified as a risk by those tests, and
- the offer of a suitable opportunity to receive relevant counselling and such other information as they deem proper.
Had this vote been won, it would have been illegal for a termination of pregnancy to take place without the information and offer been provided.
-  Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, House of Commons, 6 February 2008
-  Nick Palmer MP, House of Commons, 20 May 2008
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||37||86 (+1 tell)||0||64.6%|
|Lab||234 (+2 tell)||47 (+1 tell)||0||80.9%|