Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has come in for criticism today for saying that he believes the upper abortion limit should be lowered from 24 to 12 weeks.
However he is not alone. Of the 16 Conservative MPs in Cabinet, 13 actually voted for a decrease in the abortion upper limit during the passage of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill in 2008.
Only two, George Osborne and Theresa Villiers, supported the status quo of 24 weeks and one, Michael Gove, was not present.
Of the five Liberal Democrat MPs in cabinet, four, including Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, voted for the status quo and one, Vince Cable, abstained.
So overall only 6 of the 21 MPs in cabinet, less than one in three, voted for the status quo of 24 weeks.
It seems as though this debate is still very much alive as the Conservative Party Conference begins.
Downing Street has however emphasised again today that any vote on abortion would be a matter of conscience.
The full voting record for 2008 is as follows:
Patrick McLoughlin (Transport)
Owen Paterson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Jeremy Hunt (Health)
Eric Pickles (Communities and Local Government)
David Jones (Wales)
William Hague (Foreign Affairs)
Maria Miller (Culture, Media and Sport)
Justine Greening (International Development)
Iain Duncan Smith (Work and Pensions)
Chris Grayling (Justice)
Philip Hammond (Defence)
Theresa May (Home Department)
David Cameron (Prime Minister)
24 weeks (status quo)
George Osborne (Chancellor)
Nick Clegg (Deputy Prime Minister)
Edward Davey (Energy and Climate Change)
Michael Moore (Scotland)
Theresa Villiers (Northern Ireland)
Danny Alexander (Chief Secretary to the Treasury)
Did not vote
Vince Cable (Business, Innovation and Skills) – abstained
Michael Gove (Education) – not present