Monday, 15 October 2007

Abortion inquiry asks scientists to disclose links to faith groups

(Ed: So, Christians must disclose their affiliation because they will be biased, whereas atheists have no bias at all when it comes to abortion. Right. Glad that's cleared up.)

An influential inquiry into the future of Britain's abortion laws will begin today amid controversy over an apparent attempt by faith-based organisations to skew the balance of evidence presented to the committee of MPs.

At least eight submissions of written evidence have come from medical professionals who have not disclosed their membership of Christian groups opposed to abortion on faith grounds. Six of the doctors are members or activists with the Christian Medical Fellowship, an organisation that has given its own evidence to the inquiry.

Suspicion that contributors had not been transparent about their affiliations has led the clerk of the committee to take the unusual step of writing to all those who gave evidence asking them to disclose their links to any relevant organisations. Read more
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