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"In the House of Commons in 1967, the debate on David Steele's Abortion Bill was droning on when Norman St John Stevas, a dogged opponent of legalised abortion, launched into a speech moving an amendment. Andrew Faulds, who had been elected to the House only a year earlier, fidgety and fed up with this rearguard action, rose to intervene. He asked the Speaker, 'Is it in order for an honourable member to delay this necessary social measure when he has not the capacity to put a bun in anybody's oven?'

"This produced as much of an uproar as the scattering of exhausted members could muster. R.G. Grant-Ferris complained that the words were 'Offensive, gross and disgusting,' and Mr Faulds withdrew on the Speaker's orders."

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