The anti-choice lobby don't give up do they?
Having failed to get changes through the front door in Parliamentary debate, they are now trying to sneak changes in through proposing "independent advice". The beauty of this is that this can brought in without even a Parliamentary debate.
Apparently, existing charities giving abortion advice, BPAS and Marie Stopes, have a "vested interest" in promoting abortion. Strangely, Dorries supports a Bill which will give a host of private companies a "vested interest" in healthcare but only in the field of abortion is this a problem.
But in any case, at the root of this campaign is s pernicious lie. BPAS and Marie Stopes are not-for-profit organisations. They have no vested interest in abortions. Contrast this with the organisations which Dorries and Field want to force women to turn to. A Guardian undercover investigation has revealed factually incorrect advice and scaremongering from the anti-abortion groups which Dorries wants to hand power to.
These changes are unlikely to stop many abortions but will delay them, to the detriment of the health and well-being of women. But since when has that ever bothered the anti-abortion bigots?
Hopefully now the cat is well and truly out of the bag, they can be forced to retreat again.
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