Pro-choice activists target Jeremy Hunt over voting record on abortion rights

By The Guardian

Women’s group deliver coat-hangers to health secretary to highlight Hunt’s vote to halve abortion time limit to 12 weeks.

Six hundred coat-hangers were delivered to the Department of Health on Friday by pro-choice activists anxious about possible attacks on abortionrights under the new health secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

The “present” from a non-affiliated group of activists symbolised their fears about Hunt’s record on women’s right to choose. In 2008 he voted for the time limit on abortion to be reduced from 24 weeks to 12.

Marking the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, the hangers were deposited by activists at Department of Health reception on Friday morning with a speech about the dangers of limiting safe and accessible abortion in the UK. READ MORE