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Say no to the anti-choice lobby reforms to implement independent counselling.

Submitted on Sunday 28th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: no-action (see below for details)

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Say no to the anti-choice lobby reforms to implement independent counselling.

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Nadine Dorries MP is leading an attempt to force women seeking a termination to receive counselling independent of the abortion providers. She has previously campaigned to have the abortion time limit reduced.

Dorries believes that this counselling would reduce the number of abortions and also believes that charity run abortion services have a financial conflict - essentially, she believes they want more abortions for profit. This smear is offensive & insulting not only to abortion providers but to all women.

Dorries decision, & that of the government, is reliant on biases, anti-choice propaganda & a deep seated misogynistic belief that women are unable to make choices for themselves. This counselling would simply add to the distress by delaying the procedure. Women need true support, not misogynistic blackmail. The government should not interfere with a woman's fundamental rights over her own body.

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