The Report

The Abortion Debate

Sept. 8, 2011

This week Bill Law investigates how backbench Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has reignited the abortion debate. She argues that abortion providers should not be allowed to offer pre-abortion counselling because they stand to gain financially if the woman goes ahead with a termination. The campaign is backed by Christian charities which want to see the number of abortions carried out in Britain dramatically reduced. The Report looks at how the evangelical Christian movement is finding ways to shape public policy in this and other areas and asks whether Christianity is becoming an increasingly influential force in British politics. Interviewees include: Nadine Dorries MP Andrea Williams, Christian Concern Jonathan Bartley of religious think tank Ekklesia Oliver Cooper, Conservative Humanists Christian Guy, Centre for Social Justice Producer: Lucy Proctor.

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