Appointment of new Minister for Women "horrifies" pro-abortionists

An MP who voted against legalising abortion in Northern Ireland has been named Minister for Women, sparking criticism and outrage from those who support the killing of babies in the womb.

Maria Caulfield was appointed as Minister for Women by the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak.

Ms Caulfield has previously come under fire after she suggested cutting the 24-week abortion time limit. She was also criticised for saying premature babies “grow up to live long, healthy lives like the rest of us”. In 2019, she voted against the legalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland. Ms Caulfield is also a former officer of the all-party parliamentary pro-life group. This month, Ms Caulfield voted against “buffer zones” that will criminalise women and men who pray outside abortion centres.

Pro-abortionists flew into a rage at the news of her appointment.

Abortion provider BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service) – who charge vulnerable women £1510 to kill their unborn babies  - said, “…We are absolutely appalled… Maria Caulfield has previously stated that she wants to be a ‘voice for the unborn child.”  BPAS added, “…A better choice for minister for women” would be someone who support killing unborn babies.

Pro-abortion Labour MP Anneliese Dodds, said it was “deeply troubling” that Rishi Sunak has appointed a minister for women who supports limiting the killing of babies.

The so-called Centre for Women’s Justice said, “…We are horrified…” that Maria Caulfield had been appointed Minister for Women.

Maria Caulfield defended her decision to vote against buffer zones outside baby-killing centres, explaining she is concerned some people accused of harassment may be just trying to comfort people.

She said: "For me, the definition of what’s harassment is open to interpretation. That’s my concern – [that] someone who’s going up to, maybe, comfort someone who’s upset or distressed could be accused of harassment and could face six months in jail."

She added that labelling someone as “anti-women” or “anti-choice” on the basis of particular votes was wrong, She said she was entitled to take a personal view on these matters.

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