The Independent - New health minister opposed to abortion urged to reconsider stance
The United States isn’t the only western nation where some people want to restrict access to abortion. It sounds like certain British politicians would want to limit when, where, and how a women can get one, assuming they wouldn’t like to outright ban them.
Katie Grant, talks about one such individual,
In a 2008 interview, Ben Gummer said he was ‘personally and principally opposed’ to the practice and has rejected calls to reassess his position
A leading healthcare charity has urged a Conservative MP to reconsider his stance on abortion following his appointment as junior health minister.
Ipswich MP Ben Gummer, who has been appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health, has previously spoken out about his opposition to abortion.
“I am personally and principally opposed to abortion,” Mr Gummer said in a 2008 interview with The Guardian.
Following Mr Gummer’s appointment this week Clare Murphy, director of external affairs at the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (Bpas), told The Independent: “It is concerning that ministers with roles that involve women’s health and equality apparently oppose abortion - their stance does not reflect the view of their electorate.”