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Saturday, October 06, 2012

Jeremy Hunt loses the plot

You would think that the new English Health Secretary would have enough problems to occupy his mind without embarking on a personal crusade down a moral cul-de-sac. However, that is not how Jeremy Hunt sees it.

He has unleashed a storm this morning with his comments in an interview that he supports halving the legal abortion limit from 24 weeks to 12 weeks after conception. This is of course his personal view and not coalition policy. In fact it is traditional that such matters are not subject to a party whip. Nevertheless, is it sensible for a man in his position to lead this debate from the Government benches?  I would suggest  not.

Medically such a change in policy would be very difficult and cause problems for many women. I do not believe that it would be supported by the vast majority of the country. Is it not time that Cameron reined in his health secretary? Is it any wonder that he has such a problem attracting women voters?
As a woman, and I have had two children of my own, and also l lost a baby late in pregnancy. I agree that is has become a form of birth control. In some circumstances, there are women who never recover from having a child aborted. I feel that it should be considered for health reasons firstly, then of course there will be those for other reasons. These too have a place.
It's a smokescreen: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9591047/Wards-in-a-fifth-of-NHS-hospitals-face-the-axe.html
If Jeremy Hunt has 'lost the plot' then he's in good company. In
Wales most politicians have no clue about basic things like: developing the Welsh private sector; how to employ its own science graduates hence articles like: "Lack of engineering and science graduates holding back Welsh economy shows research from Wales Quality Centre".

Read More http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business-in-wales/business-news/2012/10/07/lack-of-engineering-and-science-graduates-holding-back-welsh-economy-shows-research-from-wales-quality-centre-91466-31983717/#ixzz28d3eJ9LK

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