There is likely to be at least one attempt this parliament to amend the present 24 week time limit on abortion. Abortion law has always been altered through private members' bills tabled by backbenchers rather than by government in the past, with MPs voting according to their conscience. However the tacit support of the government is vital to get private members' bills through, making the views of the Prime Minister and Health Secretary crucial. I would hazard a guess that both Gordon Brown and Alan Johnson may well be supportive of a reduction from 24 to 22 weeks.
I personally would back such a proposal - what do others think?