The Guardian tonight has posted an article titled ‘Anti-abortion bid in disarray as critics rally’.
I tried to post the following comment but have learnt that my comments on the Guardian are now (for the very first time) ‘pre-moderated’. Most interesting!
I wonder if they will post it and when. I have never had a comment on the Guardian pre-moderated before and many other comments by others have been posted without moderation.
The article actually mentions me by name. Clearly they now want to censor responses. How liberal of them!
The above article creates the impression that Dorries/Field, by trying to ensure that women get an offer of counseling independent from the publicly-funded abortion industry, would be forcing them out of the ‘market’. The reality is that they already have an unassailable stranglehold on it.
In 1991 the NHS funded 9,197 abortions carried out by the private sector in England and Wales. By 2010 that figure had risen to 111,775 - an increase of over 1100%. In 1991 the NHS funded 10% of abortions carried out by the private sector. By 2010 that figure had risen to 93% - a total of over £60 million of taxpayers money was paid out. The growth of NHS-funded but privately-provided abortions (BPAS/MSI etc) entirely accounted for this increase.
In addition every accredited pregnancy advice bureau is already linked to this industry and advised by the RCOG whose members carry out most abortions.
This sort of monopoly would not be tolerated in any other ‘service’ area but it is precisely this status quo that Cameron under the influence of Clegg/Harris/Unions has sought to cement to the cheers of the Guardian and the criticism of the Telegraph.
How private abortion providers gained a stranglehold on taxpayer-funded abortions under the last government - http://bit.ly/qyc49A
Abortion raises risk of mental health problems by 81% says major new review - http://bit.ly/o9n60U
Amendment giving women option of independent abortion counseling is a step in the right direction - http://bit.ly/pj5D4C
Evan Harris outwits David Cameron in abortion about-face to appease powerful pro-abortion lobby - http://bit.ly/osSU5X