Organisation that promotes gender selective abortion and abortion on demand wins Times Charity of the Year Award
5 October 2017
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.
Ann Furedi, the head of bpas, 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.
Alithea Williams of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) commented: "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 – notably their support for gender selective abortion and abortion up to birth."
"Moreover, it is shocking that an organisation that was recently slammed by the CQC for safety violations and hospitalising women should be given any kind of award. Such appalling lack of care for women, and of course their unborn children, should be called out and condemned, not rewarded."
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