Whether the time limit on abortion should or should not be lowered is an important topic - far too important for it to ever become a party political issue. This is why Michael Howard's decision to introduce the issue into the 2005 election campaign was so disappointing and why I am hoping that David Cameron's announcement today is not an attempt to gain favour with the anti-abortion lobby.
I personally would welcome a reduction (either to 22 weeks or possibly even 20 weeks). My reasons are based on the fact that more babies born as early as 22 weeks are surviving with the right care. Experts from the University College London Hospitals (UCLH) found that while in 1983 just 32% of babies born at between 22 and 25 weeks survived, by 2000 their chances had improved to 71%.
What do others think?