Fri 18 September 2009, The Independent

Alan Clark: the biography, By Ion Trewin

By Andy McSmith
What a bare-faced hypocrite Alan Clark was. Here is the now-celebrated Tory MP, diarist, historian and philanderer, speaking in the House of Commons in 1975 in support of a bill to restrict women's rights to abortion: "Conception is the gift of God, and that what God gives only God can take away," he said. It was not just religion that motivated him; he also found pleasure winding up feminists who feared for those women forced to deliver unwanted children.
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