The House of Commons has voted to keep women in ignorance of the consequences of abortion.
An attempt by Nadine Dorries MP to take away from abortion providers their role in counselling women about to buy abortions was heavily defeated in the House of Commons today.
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In practice, the amount of counselling they actually do is minimal, as they have abortions to sell, but the Dorries amendment would have opened the way for pro-life charities to offer counselling.
Abortion providers feared that pregnant women would be less inclined to go ahead with the operations if they discovered they were actually carrying a child with a beating heart, and that they would consequently lose revenue. (A baby’s heart starts beating three weeks from conception.)
A split developed between the original supporters of the amendment after Frank Field MP was persuaded by the health minister, Anne Milton, that the government would try to implement ‘the spirit’ of the proposal, and withdrew his support.
Anne Milton told MPs: “The government is supportive of the spirit of these amendments and we intend to bring forward proposals for regulations accordingly, but after consultation. Primary legislation is not only unnecessary but would deprive parliament of the opportunity to consider the detail of how this service would develop and evolve.”
Mrs Dorries hailed Milton’s undertaking as a victory. She told the BBC’s Norman Smith: “We lost the battle but we have won the war.” But she criticised the involvement of arch-atheist and ex-MP Evan Harris, who lobbied Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who persuaded David Cameron to withdraw his initial support for the amendment and to announce that health ministers and their parliamentary aides would vote against it.
MPs consequently voted by 368 votes to 118 (a majority of 250) to reject the amendment, but Mrs Dorries managed to win the support of three cabinet ministers – Iain Duncan Smith, the work and pensions secretary, Liam Fox, the defence secretary, and Owen Paterson, the Northern Ireland secretary.
It will now be up to pro-life peers in the House of Lords to try to carry the amendment.
The defeat was welcomed by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, Britains second-biggest abortionist after Marie Stopes. Ann Furedi, its chief executive, said: “Bpas is pleased to see Nadine Dorries’ amendment so overwhelmingly rejected. We look forward to being able to focus our efforts on the issues which pose a genuine problem for women considering ending a pregnancy.” And also continiuing to make money from ending innocent lives.
Strangely, Mrs Dorries insisted that she did not want to restrict access to abortion. “I do not want to return to the days of back street abortionists,” she said. “I am pro-choice. Abortion is here to stay.”
PRAY: That it isn’t. Pray that an MP someday soon will find the courage by the grace of God to bring before the House of Commons a Bill to repeal the Abortion Act 1967. That has never been done in the 44 years since the Act passed into law.
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WRITE (or EMAIL): To your MP. Simply ask your MP to ask the Health Minister how the Government intends to implement Nadine Dorries’ amendment. Also ask your MP to assure you that he/she voted for Nadine’s amendment.
READ: Exod 23:7 Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.
Deut 19:10 That innocent blood be not shed in thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.
Deut 27:25 Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen
Jdg 13:7 But he said unto me, Behold, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and now drink no wine nor strong drink, neither eat any unclean thing: for the child shall be a Nazarite to God from the womb to the day of his death.
Psalm 106:36 And they (the Israelites) served their idols: which were a snare unto them. 37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, 38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
Luke 1:41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: 42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
(Note that Elisabeth was six months pregnant at this time, and Mary had only just conceived.)
To anyone who has been involved with abortion, or had an abortion, and is now deeply sorry and in anguish, and wishes it had never happened, the Lord Jesus says: (Mark 3:28) Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men. Jesus went to the Cross so that the sins of every one who believes in him might be forgiven. His disciple John wrote:
1John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 1John 2:12 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his (Jesus’s) name’s sake.
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