However, yesterday's Independent reports that Tory frontbenchers are calling for a "thorough discussion of the 1967 Abortion Act, including proposals to cut the 24-week time limit as well as proposals to liberalise the law".
- David Cameron (pictured), leader of the opposition;
- George Osborne, shadow chancellor, and four shadow secretaries of state, including Andrew Lansley, shadow health secretary;
- 12 other Conservative frontbenchers, including a shadow health minister (Mark Simmonds);
- the Conservative party deputy chairman (John Maples), plus two Conservative party vice-chairmen (Justine Greening and Grant Shapps);
- other senior Conservative officials, including the chairman of the Conservative policy review (Oliver Letwin).