John Reid

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John Reid was the Labour MP for Airdrie & Shotts until standing down in 2010.


In May 2008 in the abortion amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (now Act), John Reid voted for the abortion time limit to be lowered to 16 weeks against scientific and medical consensus which is currently 24 weeks[1]. After four separate parliamentary votes on varying time limits, the majority of MPs voted to keep the abortion time limit at 24 weeks, in keeping with scientific and medical consensus, hence no abortion amendments were added to the bill.



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