British Abortion Advocates Harass MP Working to Limit Late-Term Abrotions

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 16, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

British Abortion Advocates Harass MP Working to Limit Late-Term Abrotions

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
May 16
, 2008

London, England ( — Vandalism and harassment are nothing new for pro-life advocates in the United States and now a member of the British Parliament is feeling the heat. Nadine Dorries, who is heading up a campaign to reduce late-term abortions, is the target of threats and harassment.

Dorries, a Conservative Party MP who opposes late-term abortions but is not fully pro-life, is leading an effort to tighten the limit on late-term abortions from 24 to 20 weeks into pregnancy.

That has earned her significant publicity in the British media but also the scorn of extreme abortion advocates who want to allow late-term abortions.

Dorries tells the Bedford Today newspaper she has received threatening messages over the phone and in the mail and suspicious packages that she has reported to authorities.

The intimidation campaign has also included abortion advocates writing threatening messages on the windows of her home.

"The hounds of hell are chasing me," Dorries said in a post on her web site. "Scary, threatening angry and downright nasty phone calls. A message smeared on my window."

"This is all meant to destabilize or distract me. I have a very clear message to those who are attempting to do this – back off," she said, standing her ground.

"You will not stop me, you will not undermine me, you do not scare me. In fact, you make me much more determined than I ever was before. You give me strength," she added.

Dorries said she had received an email of support from Michael Clancy, the photographer who took the famous picture of Samuel Armas, who was operated on in surgery while he was still is his mother’s womb.

Armas is show in the photo clutching the finger of his physician while he was still 21 weeks into the pregnancy.

Clancy encouraged Dorries to continue her efforts to protect unborn children who are victims of late-term abortions.