18 January 2018, The Tablet

Maria Caulfield abortion law controversy: Crushing dissent is not liberal


Maria Caulfield, Conservative MP for Lewes and a former senior nurse at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, was appointed a vice chair of her party with special responsibility for women’s issues in the recent ministerial reshuffle. She immediately ran into a hail of criticism from pro-abortion campaigners. Her supposed “heresy” was to speak in the House of Commons last year against a Private Members’ Bill which had been designed to remove all abortion issues from the criminal law.

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