Responding to Jeremy Hunt’s comments on Sophie Ridge this morning, in which he supported a reduction in the legal time limit for abortion from 24 to 12 weeks, Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine said:

“It is incredibly alarming to see the former Heath secretary and a candidate in the race to be the next Prime Minister hold such a view.

“Rather than attacking the women’s rights we already have in some parts of the UK, the Tories should be fighting for them to be equal in Northern Ireland.

“So far the Tory leadership race has shown how out of touch many of those putting themselves forward are. The Liberal Democrats demand better for the UK and think that women across the UK, especially in Northern Ireland, deserve better.”

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