The crucial deception of Abortion Rights
Abortion Rights is the national pro-choice campaign. We are campaigning to defend and extend women's rights and access to safe, legal abortion. We oppose any attack on the 1967 Abortion Act including any attempt to lower the abortion time limit. 40 years after the introduction of safe, legal abortion in Britain women's rights should be advanced not driven back. A consistent three quarters of people support a woman's right to choose in Britain. We believe the law should be brought into line with public opinion - so that women can make their own reproductive decisions without the current unfair legal barriers, obstructions and delays.His italicised phrases were dealt with yesterday: today he would like to turn the sentence he has placed in bold, not least because they repeat this statistic on another page:
Control over whether, when and how many children to have is crucial to control over every other aspect of a woman’s life. An overwhelming three quarters of people in Britain support a woman’s right to make her own abortion decision.They are clearly very proud of this colossal public support for their agenda, which is based on a March 2007 Opinion Poll:
Poll results show a clear pro-choice majorityPlease note that the phrase ‘in the first three months of pregnancy’ has somehow been conveniently lost between the actual research and the oft-repeated headline claim.
Abortion Rights and the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust commissioned an opinion poll in March 2007, which showed that an overwhelming 77 per cent of people support a woman’s right to choose an abortion in the first three months of pregnancy. The poll confirms that pro-choice support remains as strong as ever, despite more than two years of anti-choice attacks. It also showed 73 per cent opposition to the delays that women often face when seeking an abortion. Only three per cent stated that ‘under no circumstances would it be acceptable to have an abortion’.
Significantly, their Press Release is unavailable.
The eradication of this phrase is not some simple error of omission: it is a purposeful deception; a downright lie, which completely undermines the stated aims and objectives of Abortion Rights to extend provision in abortion and advance their agenda to eradicate all ‘unfair legal barriers, obstructions and delays’.
In fact, this statistic actually establishes that 77 per cent of the population support a reduction in the abortion time limit. Abortion Rights state: ‘We believe the law should be brought into line with public opinion’. If this were truly the case, they would not be campaigning to extend and advance the provision, but for a reduction in the upper time limit to ensure that abortions take place during and the first trimester.
Why do Abortion Rights purposely propagate disinformation?
Why does UNISION associate itself with a ‘Pro-choice’ organisation which not only seeks to uphold women’s rights, but extend them by deception by disseminating manifestly partial and inaccurate information?
How can Christians – and especially Roman Catholics – who are concerned with the issue of abortion possibly be members of a trade union which is proudly ‘affiliated’ to an organisation which manipulates, lies and deceives?