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Complainant Name:
Ms Fiona Pinto

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Guardian

Complaint:
Ms Fiona Pinto of Hertfordshire complained that an article was inaccurate and misleading when it stated that Spanish law permitted abortion after the UK limit of 24 weeks. The complainant was also concerned that the article was inaccurate when it stated that 20,000 abortions were carried out in the UK each year.

Resolution:
The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a correction which stated that, in fact, 200,000 abortions were carried out each year. The item also made clear that abortions were legal in Spain after 24 weeks but only in cases where the mothers psychological or physical health was in grave danger.

Report: 69



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