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MPs have voted 181-1 in favour of a Bill that would make sex-selective abortion illegal.

The overwhelming support for the Bill means that it will now proceed to a second reading in the House of Commons.The second reading will take place on January 23, 2015, although it is unlikely to be given time for debate in this Parliamentary session due to the fact a general election is set to take place in May.

The Abortion (Sex-Selection) Bill, introduced by Congleton MP Fiona Bruce as a Ten-Minute Rule Bill, would make clear that it is illegal under the 1967 Abortion Act to abort a baby on the grounds of its sex.

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