Published: 7th September 2011
Following the House of Commons debate on the abortion counselling amendment to the Health and Social Care Bill, Philippa Taylor CMF's Head of Public Policy said:
'While we are disappointed at the level of opposition to the aim of the proposed amendment, the heart of this debate has always been the women facing an unplanned pregnancy.
There is little disagreement that counselling is essential, so that every woman is able to come to a genuinely informed choice based on accurate, impartial and comprehensive information on ALL the options open to her.
We welcome Health Minister Anne Milton's commitment to work within the spirit of the amendment to "offer a choice of independent counselling".'
Steven Fouch (CMF Head of Communications) 020 7234 9668
Alistair Thompson on 07970 162 225
Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) was founded in 1949 and is an interdenominational organisation with over 5,000 doctors, 900medical and nursing students and 300 nurses and midwives as members in all branches of medicine, nursing and midwifery. A registered charity, it is linked to over 100 similar bodies in other countries throughout the world.
CMF exists to unite Christian healthcare professionals to pursue the highest ethical standards in Christian and professional life and to increase faith in Christ and acceptance of his ethical teaching.