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1

Forgetting special circumstances, how many weeks gestation is the upper limit of abortion in the UK under the Abortion Act 1967?

24 weeks

2

What special circumstances allow the usual gestational upper limit of abortion, under the Abortion Act 1967, to be over-ridden?

Necessary to save the woman's life
Extreme fetal abnormality
Grave risk of physical and/or mental injury

3

if a girl is aged under 16 what conditions must be satisfied in order for her to undergo an abortion without parental knowledge? (there are four)

- UNDERSTAND: Girl understands all aspects of the advice and implications
- PERSUADE: You can't persuade her to tell her parents or for you to tell them
- HEALTH: The girl's mental or physical health is likely to suffer without such treatment
- INTERESTS: It's in the girl's best interest to receive such treatment without the parent's knowledge

4

Under the Abortion Act 1967 what four justifications are there for providing an abortion?

- reduces risk to woman's life
- reduces risk to her physical and/or mental health
- reduces risk to physical and/or mental health of existing children
- baby is at risk of severe physical/mental health issues