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22nd November 2018, 15:53

Local pro-choice groups agree on five main points they believe the government should address

All of Gibraltar's pro-choice groups have agreed on five main points which they believe the government needs to address.

They call for the removal of the life sentence penalty, and for the legalisation of informed terminations up to 14 weeks. They also call for the removal of the onus on stating mental ill-health in order to access terminations. The groups add they want women to be allowed to choose their preferred medical practitioner, and for provisions to be made for a seamless service in the event of a conscientious objection.

They met outside No 6 Convent place at midday on Thursday to submit their joint statement to the government. Each group will now submit their individual responses to the Command Paper.