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Abortion provider bpas wins Times Charity of the Year Award

5 October 2017

BPAS staff at the Times Charity Awards. CEO Ann Furedi holds the award for charities with an income over £10 million. Image: bpas twitter

It beat charities working in disaster relief and homelessness. 

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) has won the Times Charity of the Year Award for charities with an income of more than £10 million. The organisation tweeted that it was "completely thrilled & delighted to have won charity of the year", coming ahead of charities such as the Disaster Relief Fund. 

Abhorrent agenda

Bpas, the largest provider of abortion in the UK, is spearheading the campaign to decriminalise abortion, which would take abortion outside of the law and leave women more vulnerable to the unscrupulous abortion industry. (Join SPUC's We Care About Women campaign opposing it!)

Alithea Williams of SPUC commented in a press release: "It seems astonishing that an organisation like bpas should win a charity of the year award ahead of charities who work in disaster zones, with the homeless, and with ex-offenders. Whatever one’s view on abortion, bpas is promoting an extreme agenda that most of the public find abhorrent."

Abortion for baby girls and up to birth

Bpas CEO Ann Furedi recently caused widespread outrage when she told the hosts of ITV’s Loose Women that a decision to have an abortion based on the gender of the baby is "always down to the woman". In the same interview, she argued that abortion was a form of birth control, and that the current 24 week limit should be removed. The most recent survey of British views on abortion found that 89% of the general population and 91% of women agree that gender-selective abortion should be explicitly banned by the law. It also revealed that 99% of the public oppose the abortion limit being raised to birth. 

Hospitalising women

The organisation's Merseyside clinic was recently slammed by the Care Quality Commission after 11 women were transferred for emergency hospital treatment after suffering serious injuries between January 2013 - March 2016. The report also highlighted a catalogue of safety issues, including infection control procedures not being followed, no effective systems being in place to ensure resuscitation equipment was regularly checked to protect patients from avoidable harm, and incidents not being properly investigated. 

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  • David Morgan

    5 October 2017, 6:25pm

    Sad day for humanity and a plunge into Neolithic morals.

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    5 October 2017, 6:49pm

    The King Herod award for the prevention of suffering among children by lethal means?

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  • denis

    6 October 2017, 7:27am

    These are the smug and smiling “judges” who, apparently, chose Bpas, otherwise known as the largest group of UK abortionists (killers of innocent babies) as “Charity of the Year” :


    Esther Foreman, Director, The Social Change Agency
    Ellie Hale, Associate, CAST
    Julie Howell, Julie Howell Communications
    Dame Mary Marsh, Independent Director
    Andrew O’Brien, Head of Policy and Engagement, Charity Finance Group (CFG)
    Professor Paul Palmer, Professor of Voluntary Sector Management and Associate Dean for Ethics, Sustainability and Engagement, Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness
    Cathy Pharoah, Visiting Professor of Charity Funding and co-Director of the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy, Cass Business School
    Stephen Pidgeon, Visiting Professor of Direct Response Fundraising, Plymouth University
    Vicky Rooke, Senior Analyst, Asset Risk Consultants
    Louise Thomson, Head of Policy (NFP), FCIS
    Jenny Turner, Managing Director & Founder, Turner PR
    Raya Wexler, Co-Founder & Director, CharityJob

    We need to pray for them as well as their innocent future victims.

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  • Emma Page

    7 October 2017, 8:30am

    It would be good if as many people as possible flood the Times with letters of complaint. What an utterly appalling choice of 'charity'.

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  • Gwen Owen

    7 October 2017, 10:49am

    While I share your disgust at BPAS winning this award, I think the headline is rather misleading. I was all for boycotting the Times newspaper until I clicked on a link and found it is the Charity Times not 'the Times of London' (as the Americans might say)

    I think some clarification is needed.

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