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It does not make sense to compare British pro-life campaigners to America's religious right

For anyone not familiar with the contours of the latest debate on abortion, MPs Nadine Dorries and Frank Field have proposed an amendment to the Health and Social Care Bill which would have the effect of preventing the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and Marie Stopes International from providing counselling for women with unwanted pregnancies.

Critics have raised concerns that the largest independent alternatives are faith-based, and therefore liable to try and influence clients…

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