HC Deb 04 November 1996 vol 284 c404W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on his policy with regard to selective termination of pregnancy when such an operation is solely to terminate one or more of the foetuses that make up a multiple pregnancy; and if he will make a statement. [2139]

Mr. Horam

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 clarified the legal position on selective termination of a pregnancy. Whether or not selective termination should take place rests on the opinion of two doctors, formed in good faith, that it is justified within the terms of the Abortion Act 1967, as amended.