The row over the Science & Technology Committe Report (which LibDem MP Evan Harris amended 147 times!) on abortion continues. Tonight, Conservative MP Nadine Dorries is holding a meeting in the Grand Committee Room (6-8pm) to present evidence to MPs, which she says was withheld to the Committee. She has accused the Committee of refusing to take evidence from both sides of the argument and is seeking to redress the balance. Among the speakers will be Professor Sunny Anand, the world's leading authority on foetal pain. He's flown in from the USA (at his own expense) to speak and was also on TODAY this morning.
I'm going to try to get to the first part of the meeting before I head off to speak at a Tory Reform Group event with Polly Toynbee and Peter Oborne (Macmillan Room, Portcullis House 7-8.30pm) should anyone be interested.
WARNING: Whenever I mention the word 'abortion' on this blog it provokes a tirade of abuse in the comments (Israel or climate change have similar effects). Anyonymous comments hurling abuse will not be allowed through, so don't even bother.