Thank you for contacting me about EDM 521 and abortions up to birth for children with cleft lip, cleft palate and clubfoot.
I completely agree that the present situation is wholly unacceptable, that it fails to take into account advances in science and medicine and that it violates our society's growing understanding that equality under the law extends to everyone, regardless of disability. In the words of the EDM: '...UK abortion law must be changed to provide a person diagnosed with cleft lip, cleft palate or clubfoot with the same legal protections as any other person.'
Consequently, I have signed EDM 521.
Craig Whittaker MP