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Evangelicals back independent abortion counselling for women

From Christian Today

The Evangelical Alliance says proposals to offer women independent counselling on abortion are “common sense”.

The amendment to the Health and Social Care Bill has been put forward by Nadine Dorries and Frank Field is expected to be debated by MPs in the House of Commons on Tuesday or Wednesday.

They want to ensure that women considering an abortion are given counselling by organisations that do not have a vested financial interest in the procedure being carried out.

The amendment is being resisted by pro-choice groups who claim that religious groups may try to press their beliefs onto vulnerable women.

The Evangelical Alliance is the latest Christian group to give the proposals strong backing.

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