Stop Abortion Centre BPAS Forcing Govt to Cut Practical Support for Mothers with Unplanned Pregnancy
UPDATE (11/04/2017): The hypocracy of the abortion lobby and their supporters in the media is on full display.
Days after the BPAS and certain quarters of the media protested the news that Life Charity would receive £250,000 to offer practical help to women in crisis pregnancies, it has been revealed that more than £500,000 of public money has been handed to a pro-abortion activist to write a book about the history of abortion in Britain.
The Arts and Humanities Research Council gave £512,000 to Professor Sally Sheldon to write a 'biographical study' of the 1967 Abortion Act.
Professor Sheldon, is an abortion extremist who supports abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy and on the grounds of the sex of the child i.e. she supports abortion on the grounds that the child is girl.
Furthermore, the research brief for this project implies that this project will be used to lobby politicians, the media and even used in schools.
In short, £500,000 of taxpayer money, will be used by an abortion extremist to promote her own radical views on abortion.
Robert Flello, Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent South and co-chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Pro-life Group, has right said:
"Given that Diana Johnson has paid tribute to this woman, it would be amazing if the project was a fair and balanced account.
"If public money is going to be used to fund work that is not only going to be a book but is going to fund materials going into our schools in support of pro-abortion propaganda then it is an utterly outrageous use of public money.
"I would demand that the government department funding this put a stop to it and asked some very serious questions of how this situation could arise.''
At the beginning of April Life Charity were fortunate enough to be chosen as one of only seventy organisations to receive a Government grant (with money from the “Tampon Tax”) to help in their important work of helping women and their babies in crisis.
Life has provided practical support to vulnerable women facing crisis pregnancies for the last 45 years.
• housed over 12,000 mothers and babies.
• provided practical help and counselling to tens of thousands of women.
• run 23 houses across the country for women in crisis pregnancy, including women who are homeless, escaping abuse and even women seeking asylum and safety from trafficking.
Life have told us that they will be using this money for a project in West London which is estimated to help almost 20,000 people over the next 3 years. It will be used to provide accommodation and ongoing support to young mothers; provide training in life skills such as parenting, nutrition and budgeting; and non-directive counselling to provide support for women in crisis pregnancies.
Sadly, despite all the great work that Life do and are planning on doing with this money, some groups and individuals, including the abortion giant BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service), are protesting this decision.
The abortion industry receives over £100 million each year to perform abortions in Britain and for their own ideological reasons BPAS do not want a pro-life group to receive any money from the state.
It is a sad irony that BPAS want funding to be taken away from a group which provides real choice for women who want to keep their babies.
This funding is not about the state saying that abortion is right or wrong. It is about providing support for vulnerable women and people with diverse views about abortion should be able to agree on this.
BPAS have tried to pressure Under Secretary of State for Civil Society, Rob Wilson MP (one of the people responsible for Life receiving this grant) into reversing his decision and stop Life receiving these vital funds.
We must let Rob Wilson know that we support this decision to give Life these funds so that they can provide vital help for women in desperate need.
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