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'No foetal pain' before 24 weeks
UK doctors argue no reason to challenge country's abortion limit following report.
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2010 18:08 GMT

A government-commissioned report in the UK has found that foetuses in the womb are not capable of feeling pain until they are more than 24 weeks old.

This is the latest date when abortions are permitted in Britain, so the findings have been seized on by those who are opposed to reducing that limit.

Hamish Macdonald reports from London.

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Al Jazeera
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