Quote of the day: Dorries on women’s right to choose

Nadine Dorries has this morning been leading a Westminster Hall debate on abortion limits. The Mid-Bedfordshire Tory has form on this controversial topic, so it should surprise few to hear what she had to say to women who talk about the right to choose and bodily autonomy:

“What about female babies?”

Some confusion amongst MPs over the difference between “evidence” and “anecdotes”.


  1. Sara
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Just makes me feel that abortion should have been available to a lot more women in Liverpool in the late autumn of 1956.

  2. Geraint
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Permalink


  3. Harriet Hume
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    Sara’s comment is truly obnoxious and despicable. Shows what sort of people agree with these views.

  4. Posted December 12, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    The Abortion Act 1967 says nothing whatsoever about a “woman’s right to choose” nor anything about “bodily autonomy”.

    The Act merely allows an abortion if, two doctors “acting in good faith” certify that one or other of the strict medical reasons for an abortion have been met.

    An abortion carried out “other than in accordance with the above” remains a serious criminal offence – the CPS has recently secured a conviction against an individual for exactly this offence.

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