HC Deb 22 February 1988 vol 128 c39W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give the number of mentions of mental retardation in the mother on the notification forms for abortions carried out at or after 18 weeks gestation during 1986.

Mr. Newton

During 1986 there was one abortion notification which mentioned mental retardation in the mother, where the abortion was performed at 18 weeks or more gestation.

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