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Don Foster backs impartial abortion counselling

September 7, 2023 by admin in News

Don Foster has today voted against Nadine Dorries’ amendment 1221 of the Heath and Social Care Bill. Foster has long championed the view that every woman has the right to impartial counselling advice.

The Amendment would have had the effect of preventing professional abortion services from offering valuable counselling.

Commenting Don Foster said, “What matters is the quality and independence of advice given to women who are seeking an abortion. Counsellors should stick to the facts to help women make their own decisions. We must ensure that women, in what can often be an extremely difficult and traumatic situation, have access to information and counselling that best meets their needs.

He continued, “This amendment would have prevented respectable organisations such as Marie Stopes from offering impartial counselling”.

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Notes to editor:

The text of the amendment can be found here https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/2010-2012/0221/amend/pbc2210209a.2804-2810.html