The anti-abortion lobby is characterised by its adamantine refusal to alleviate the anguish and misery that unwanted pregnancies cause women worldwide. It is ambivalent towards violence against women: the Pope recently wrote to the Archbishop of Sarajevo to veto abortions for women gang-raped in Bosnia, saying their offspring had been 'given' new life. By whom?
Though many find it hard to stomach, abortion provides, in a very real sense, a liberation for many thousands of women each year. In France, abortionists are called 'angel-makers'.
We must not allow our abortion clinics to be demonised by a violent and misogynist minority.
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