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Loose Women shocked at bpas boss Ann Furedi's extreme abortion agenda

15 August 2017


Loose Women panellists weren't convinced.  

She said that abortion should be allowed up to birth, including because the baby's a girl. 

ITV's Loose Women isn't known for being the most socially conservative show on television. However, the panellists couldn't hide their shock at the extreme proposals advocated by Ann Furedi. who was a guest on the show today.

"Necessary family planning"

The head of bpas, the largest abortion provider in the country, was on the show reiterating her views that abortion is a necessary back up to contraception, and that the current 24 week limit on abortion should be removed.

Panellist Gloria Hunniford interrupted Ms Furedi almost instantly, pointing out that promoting abortion as a form of family planning is "sending out a message to young people that it doesn't matter if you get pregnant, as you can have an abortion", an idea she branded "shocking".

Abortion up to birth

All of the Loose Women were visibly uncomfortable with the suggestion that abortion should be allowed up to birth, which would happen if abortion were to be decriminalised. Gloria Hunniford spoke about her step-granddaughter, who despite being born at just over 24 weeks, and given a poor prognosis, is now "a strapping young woman, and a nurse". "You're never going to persuade me that a baby in that 24-25 week period isn't a lovely little person", she concluded.

Ms Furedi's views were all the more chilling because she referred to "the baby" throughout, and admitted that a woman who is 24 weeks pregnant can feel the baby moving in her body. She also scoffed at the idea that the system she was suggesting would be abused - before saying that the current law is already abused.

...and to target baby girls

Actress Denise Van Outen then challenged Ms Furedi on whether abortion was acceptable on the grounds of gender - and was visibly upset with the answer that it's "always down to the woman".

In light of these extreme views, the question springs to mind - should the NHS be paying this organisation to perform abortions? 

 

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  • Cheryl Breeze

    15 August 2017, 7:52pm

    I've been saying for years that the NHS should not fund abortions...

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  • Helen Macaskill

    17 August 2017, 11:50am

    Children are a gift from God .In later years parents receive blessing and support from them and a lot of happiness. Why discriminate against girls? Are they not valuable to society and why burden the N H S which is struggling already with our actions which we may come to regret in the future years?

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  • Helen Macaskill

    17 August 2017, 11:50am

    Children are a gift from God .In later years parents receive blessing and support from them and a lot of happiness. Why discriminate against girls? Are they not valuable to society and why burden the N H S which is struggling already with our actions which we may come to regret in the future years?

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  • Leanne Davis

    17 August 2017, 6:36pm

    So "we need to trust people to make morally right choices " when we de humanise humans then morals go out of the window! Remember slavery, the holocaust or any mass genocide in human history was only made possible by the dehumanisation of a particular people group. The f course women will make a morally reprehensible choice because as a society we already condone and support abortion. By simply changing the language we use we have already legitimised the taking of an innocent life, this is simply the next logical step. It is all done in the name of choice but some choices are wrong. We are talking about a fully formed sentient little human being, the fact that this is even up for discussion shows how bad things have become!

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  • Annabelle

    18 August 2017, 10:19am

    It could have been that this programme was on when our two young granddaughters were listening during the holidays but fortunately I have never watched it and they switched on to connect their games.

    Abortion is murder - full stop. There were 190,406 abortions carried out in England and Wales in 2016, What an inditement of the society we are bringing our children up in. If we taught girls to say NO and that way they have the control over their own bodies. I was shocked at this CEO but not surprised. There is always an alternative to abortion, it is not a contraceptive, sadly, what humanist and secular society we are living in.
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    The Bible teaches that all human life is created in God’s image and so is intrinsically valuable from conception. We should seek to defend the sanctity of life. What about the right of the unborn baby (a baby from conception).

    Abortion – destroying life somewhere between conception and birth – is wrong. The Bible states that the deliberate taking of an innocent human life breaks the sixth commandment: “You shall not murder”.

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  • Lily

    18 August 2017, 11:05am

    Abortion on the NHS should only be available for genuine medical conditions. It should not be a means of birth control - there is an absolute 100% method for that and it is FREE just say "NO". And the NHS should not pick up the bill. The NHS is paying too much already on immoral procedures.

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  • Rose Docherty

    18 August 2017, 10:00pm

    I remember as a young person the radical feminist drive for abortion and I remember thinking what an utterly horrible argument , that my right to do as I wish should supersede another human being's right to life just because I am a woman.

    A woman's most fundamental right is her right to life, the same is true for every human being. As a young person and later as a woman I have always believed in the intrinsic and inalienable right to life as enshrined in the UN Declaration of Human rights.

    We have such an all pervasive and indeed toxic culture of death in our country that it is only now that people are beginning to wake up to this fact.

    In 50 years of abortion, that is between the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act and now ,2017, there have been more than half a million abortions performed on Scottish women ( Source ISD Online) Scotland has a population of only 5.3 million people. Yet day and daily we hear about the problems that the aging population is placing upon the NHS. The power of the culture of death which has permeated all sectors of civil society the media, the health service , politics means that there is no public moral, social, political or indeed economic analysis of the true human cost of abortion .

    The subject of abortion is the elephant in the room as far as this secular world is concerned.

    But life is a precious gift.

    And I say, as a woman, where the lives of children are concerned responsibilities to unborn children always come before feminist rights.

    The unborn chid has no voice but ours and we must do all that we can to change the culture of death into a culture of life,

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  • Georgina thorp

    18 August 2017, 11:21pm

    Loose women would have known this women's views before she was invited onto the show. Why was she ever entertained. So glad I don't watch the show. The best thing loose women could do is apologize to their viewers. That's if they have any left

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  • Cee Cee

    19 August 2017, 1:02am

    There are some cultures where women are deem second class and wives/girlfriends will be pressured into aborting baby once gender is known.

    The NHS is already carrying out murder, lets not extend this, let's stop this. Abortions should be privately funded, not publicly funded.

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  • Gareth

    19 August 2017, 2:38pm

    What an entirely irresponsible point of view. Abortions cause emotional distress to the women (One of my girlfriends had had an abortion and spoke often of the guilt she felt). No it's not a form of contraception, like the woman who gets rich off them would like us to view them. Nor do I feel it should be a lifestyle choice. They should be strictly for medical need.

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