A Scottish bishop has criticised the BBC for being biased against pro-lifers.

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley was responding to the corporation’s coverage of the appointment of Maria Caulfield, a Catholic, as the Conservative Party’s vice chair for women.

The bishop defended Ms Caulfield, who provoked anger for opposing a Bill decriminalising abortion last year.

“Read the report and you’ll find yet more pro-abortion bias from the BBC with the vast majority of their quotes coming from pro-abortionists,” he told the Scottish Catholic Observer.

“So let me try to provide some balance in the interest of public service. Those pushing for the decriminalisation of abortion are pressing for the right to abort babies up to birth for any reason whatsoever.

“The present law at least puts some kind of limit on late abortions and, at least in theory, reminds society of the seriousness of taking an innocent human life.”

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