An MP who called for Parliament to debate abortion limits has been bombarded with hate mail and death threats, forcing him to take stringent new security precautions.
Dr Evan Harris has been told by senior police officers to take measures to protect his staff after receiving piles of abusive messages from anti-abortion activists. The former hospital doctor was sent the abuse after calling for a “review” of abortion limits.
…what was that about only caring about life up until the moment of birth? Right.
Anti-abortion groups including the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) reacted angrily to the MP’s intervention. The UK Lifeleague, another anti-abortion campaign group, also criticised the MP in a briefing paper.
However, both SPUC and the UK Lifeleague unreservedly condemned the abusive messages and said they would not have been sent by their supporters.
Ann Furedi, chief executive of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, said: “What all of us want to see is a rational debate. This is an issue that people get inflamed about, but in our experience it doesn’t go further than that. In Britain it has not yet become like America.”
Glad to see that American “pro-life” groups set the standard for violence, death threats and murder. Way to go, guys.
Thanks to Roger for the link.
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