Dorries’ amendment – Crisis Averted… for now…
guardian.co.uk | Downing Street forces U-turn on Nadine Dorries abortion proposals.
The government has reversed its position on moves to strip charities and medics of their exclusive responsibility for counselling women seeking an abortion, saying it will now advise MPs to vote against proposals from a Conservative backbencher if they are put before the Commons next week.
Apparently the huge waves of criticism of Nadine Dorries and Frank Field’s proposed amendement to the NHS reforms has forced the government to u-turn on supporting it.
Don’t forget that this may not necessarily be the end of the matter. The vote may still happen, and the vote is a free one… and there are many socially conservative MPs these days…
So, the fight against regressive politics is won… for now… what will be the next battleground?
What do you think will be the next issue to come to the fore? What do you think of the amendment? Feel free to comment below!