BBC whips up abortion hysteria over May reshuffle

Jan 10, 2018 by

by Caroline Farrow, TCW:

As I’ve written before, BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service), is a publicly funded charity, deriving around £30million every single year from you, dear taxpayer.

According the government’s website, ‘charities cannot have a political purpose or undertake political activity which is not relevant to the charity’s charitable purposes. Charities cannot be used as a vehicle for the expression of the personal or party political views of any individual trustee or staff member’.

The stated aim of BPAS is to ‘support reproductive choice by advocating and providing high quality, affordable services to prevent or end unwanted pregnancy with contraception or by abortion’.

Regardless of whether or not one agrees with that aim, it ought to have little to with whom Theresa May, or indeed any political leader, chooses to promote in a cabinet reshuffle. And BPAS ought to have absolutely no business expressing its disappointment, as it did on Twitter, that Mrs May has chosen to to appoint the Lewes MP, nurse Maria Caulfield, as the Conservatives’ vice-chair for women.

Not only is commenting on this appointment outside its remit, BPAS is also disingenuous when it claims that Maria Caulfield supports the criminalisation of women who have abortions. She does no such thing.

In common with more than 72 per cent of women in a ComRes Poll carried out last year, Maria Caulfield argued against the Bill which seeks to ‘decriminalise’ abortion in the UK. The phrase ‘decriminalisation’ is of course massively emotive and misleading, not least because women can already have an abortion in the UK with no questions asked up to 24 weeks of pregnancy.

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