Global News: August 2011 Archives
There's a bill in the British Parliament that would require independent counselling prior to abortion. "At the moment, abortion providers like BPAS and Marie Stopes offer counselling to women, but they are paid only when the termination is carried out." Nadine Dorries MP, a sponsor of the bill, says, "Abortion has become a factory-efficient process that denies women the right to independent, professional counselling. Many women who are given the opportunity to talk through their situation in a calm environment cease to panic and begin to consider other options. It is every woman's right to be given the choice of access to professional help at the time of a crisis pregnancy."