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To ask pro-choice MNers to email your MPs? <this is not a request to vote on anything>

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EricNorthmansMistressOfPotions Mon 29-Aug-11 14:55:53

There is an article here about the proposed amendments to the health and social care bill which will force women to undergo 'independent' counselling before being allowed to choose to terminate a pregnancy. The assumption is that BPAS and the like have a financial investment in encouraging women to terminate and as such their counselling is biased. The stated goal is to reduce the number of terminations per year by forcing women to delay between seeking and receiving termination, and having to undergo additional counselling (political bias unknown, though easily guessed at) prior to the termination. ND hopes that woman will change their minds during this enforced extended waiting period.

If you think this is a shit idea you can email your MP by clicking this link

This is not a request to vote on anything at all

UsingMainlySpoons Mon 29-Aug-11 14:58:44

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ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Mon 29-Aug-11 14:59:47

My MP will be thrilled to hear from me.

defrocked Mon 29-Aug-11 15:00:43

still waiting for a reply from MP on my last missive, lazy cow

StewieGriffinsMom Mon 29-Aug-11 15:01:59

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iskra Mon 29-Aug-11 15:03:47

Thanks for posting this.

MamaChocoholic Mon 29-Aug-11 15:03:53

thanks. have emailed my mp (who probably won't reply, again, but I like to keep nagging). would like to sign e-petition. perhaps guidance how to find it without posting the link itself will be allowed?

NacMacFeegle Mon 29-Aug-11 15:06:14

Done. Thanks for the link.

reelingintheyears Mon 29-Aug-11 15:10:39


Rapaccioli Mon 29-Aug-11 15:14:29

"forcing women to delay between seeking and receiving termination, and having to undergo additional counselling (political bias unknown, though easily guessed at) prior to the termination."

Words fail me. I'll email my MP. Can someone allude to the whereabouts of the correct petition please?

marimo Mon 29-Aug-11 15:14:50

Done! Thanks for linking. Important issue.

LittleMissFlustered Mon 29-Aug-11 15:15:51


Counselling is great - if sought. Voluntary all the way.

<mutters about knobrashes>

UsingMainlySpoons Mon 29-Aug-11 15:17:14

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BecauseImWorthIt Mon 29-Aug-11 15:19:13

Have clicked. I am appalled by this, and by the fact that ND thinks that she supports women's rights shock

Rapaccioli Mon 29-Aug-11 15:20:15

Very much agreed. I abhor the belief that grown women should be forced into discussing and justifying their decisions to complete stranger.

edam Mon 29-Aug-11 15:20:48

wasn't it Nadine Dorris who recently claimed children were to blame for child abuse? I'm sure I recall something of that nature. Appalling woman.

LittleMissFlustered Mon 29-Aug-11 15:22:22

ND is a toxic excuse of a woman.

DogsBestFriend Mon 29-Aug-11 15:23:20

I have a double-whammy.

My MP just happens to be the Secretary of State for Health.

Mr Lansley, you'd better start listening... ! grin

iskra Mon 29-Aug-11 15:25:39

edam - yes. she said something about how if more girls were taught to say no we would see fewer cases of child abuse.

recklesspixie Mon 29-Aug-11 15:25:53


UsingMainlySpoons Mon 29-Aug-11 15:27:58

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edam Mon 29-Aug-11 15:29:01

That'd be Andrew Lansley who has given control of public health policy to the manufacturers of processed food and fizzy pop... I doubt he has any interest in the welfare of women seeking abortion, tbh.

BellsaRinging Mon 29-Aug-11 15:29:20

Done, and thanks for the link!

LittleMissFlustered Mon 29-Aug-11 15:29:56

<clicks again>

Thanks Spoons

<dunks the biscuit that recklesspixie dropped in a brew >

banjaxedfilly Mon 29-Aug-11 15:31:08

Wtf? What happened to the first thread and why is the petition link a sore point?

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