Nadine Dorries MP on informed consent for abortion
Forward to 22:20 to hear the speech by the Hon Member for Mid Bedfordshire.
Last year there were 200,000 abortions performed in the UK: that amounts to 572 abortions per day.
It is a boom industry, with some companies making many millions of pounds from the taxpayer through NHS referral.
Right across Europe, there is legislation requiring informed consent, and these countries have significantly lower abortion rates.
Presently, the Government only funds abortion providers if the abortion proceeds. And yet it is these same providers which are entrusted to counsel vulnerable and often emotional women before the procedure is carried out. There is no requirement in law for women to be informed about the alternatives, like adoption.
Incredibly, if any of us were referred to a hospital for an in-growing toenail, we would be provided with more information about the process than women are for abortion.
Do we really care more about ingrowing toenails than we do about the murder of unborn babies?
Ms Dorries' reasoning is unarguable.