Amendment by Labour MP Diana Johnson would end prosecutions for terminations after 24 weeks

MPs are expected to get a free vote on decriminalising abortion as a Labour backbencher will lay an amendment that would end prosecutions of women who terminate pregnancies after the 24-week limit.

Diana Johnson is expected to lay an amendment to the Criminal Justice Act next month, which would stop the possibility of women being jailed for going ahead with abortions after the time limit.

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