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Submission to the 72nd Session of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Published: 29th January 2019

Response to paragraph 19 of the List of Issues and Questions to the Eighth Periodic Report of the UK.

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) Committee recommends that the law in Northern Ireland be changed to permit abortion on the basis of serious and fatal foetal abnormality.

In reply, CMF has submitted a response that highlights the way in which the current law protects fundamental freedoms and recommends it not be changed.

For further information:

Philippa Taylor (CMF Head of Public Policy) 020 7234 9664
Steven Fouch (CMF Head of Communications) 020 7234 9668

Media Enquiries:

Alistair Thompson on 07970 162 225

About CMF:

Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) was founded in 1949 and is an interdenominational organisation with over 4,000 British doctor members in all branches of medicine. A registered charity, it is linked to about 65 similar bodies in other countries throughout the world.

CMF exists to unite Christian doctors to pursue the highest ethical standards in Christian and professional life and to increase faith in Christ and acceptance of his ethical teaching.

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