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LONDON, Jan 24, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Conservative Party, the Official Opposition in England has demonstrated openness to pro-life initiatives causing consternation among abortion supporters. The BBC reports today that shadow health secretary Liam Fox is recorded in a Christian Fellowship prayerbook as asking party members “to pray that there would be a huge restriction if not abolition of our pro-abortion laws”. Fox confirmed the comment and today suggested that a Conservative government would reverse the decision to make the abortifacient morning-after-pill available over the counter from pharmacists.

Last year, Conservative leader William Hague who says he is “anti-abortion, except in the case of rape” called for tougher abortion laws which would be decided by free vote.

See related coverage at:  https://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk_politics/newsid_1134000/1134042.stm https://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000142592815120&rtmo=Qw3Lmp9R&atmo=rrrrrrrq&pg=/et/01/1/24/npil24.html

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