Moving the goalposts: the long and exhausting process of having a real debate about abortion

Many prolifers – at least in the first instance – begin with arguments that, for good and ill, depend on eliciting an emotional reaction against abortion, e.g. pictures of cute smiling babies and slogans about killing. At this point, opponents will usually accuse them of having no good academic or ethical arguments and instead resorting… Read more »

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Is BPAS leading the Department of Health by the nose in re-interpreting the Abortion Act?

Life Spokesman Michaela Aston said “In a blatant disregard of public opinion and concern, BPAS has set out in this document an extremely lax interpretation of the Abortion Act. Whilst this may be their right, there is something very suspicious about the  document.  The Department of Health is about to issue its own guidelines on… Read more »

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