HC Deb 15 December 1988 vol 143 c662W
106. Mr. Alton

To ask the Attorney-General when a prosecution was last taken against a doctor for aborting a child under section 1(1)(b) of the Abortion Act 1967.

The Attorney-General

Section 1 of the Abortion Act 1967 does not create any offence and accordingly no prosecution can be taken under its terms. The last prosecution conducted by the Director of Public Prosecutions for an offence under the law relating to abortion was in 1972. It resulted in a conviction.