'One of the country's largest abortion providers has been accused of paying bonuses to staff who encourage women to have the prodecures.
The allegations centre on Marie Stopes International and have come to light in a damning report by the official watchdog, the Care Quality Commission.
According to the report, staff felt 'encouraged' to ensure women went through with abortions because it was 'linked to their performance bonus'.
Inspectors found evidence of a policy – in place across all 70 Marie Stopes clinics in the country – whereby staff were told to call women who had decided not to have an abortion, and offer them a new appointment.
They also uncovered a document referring to a 'company-wide focus' on women who weren't going ahead with abortions, who were referred to as 'Did Not Proceed' patients.
Critics last night blasted the 'conveyor-belt culture pervading the industry'.
Conservative MP Fiona Bruce said: 'It is shocking to hear that, at what is often such a difficult and stressful moment, abortion clinics are taking advantage of pregnant women by seeking to do as many abortions as they can, rather than seeking to give genuine, non-directional counselling and advice.'
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