LONDON, Jan 24, 2001 ( – 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.

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