Coalition government announces plans to slash pregnancy from 9 months to 4

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The Department for Work and Pensions has announced it is to cut the period of time women spend on being pregnant in the UK from 9 months to 4 months in an effort to save money.

The plans – which also include a pledge to reduce the time immigrants to the UK carry a child to as little as 3 months – are part of a package introduced by the coalition government designed to encourage women to spend less time being pregnant and more time at work.

However, critics say the plans do not go far enough and should do more to further restrict the period of time migrant women from Bulgaria and Romania in particular spend carrying babies in their wombs before they are born.

In an interview with the BBC, the Work and Pensions Secretary Mr Iain Duncan Smith defended the proposals, saying women should be encouraging their…

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