Has pro-lifer Mehdi Hasan been victimised on Twitter?

 

Tuesday 16 October 2012 09:25
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Abortion Rights group promote a Pro-choice campaign, maintaing the 24 week limit while Pro-Life supporters campaign for a shorter time limit for abortions, outside the House of Commons on May 20, 2008 in London, England
Abortion Rights group promote a Pro-choice campaign, maintaing the 24 week limit while Pro-Life supporters campaign for a shorter time limit for abortions, outside the House of Commons on May 20, 2008 in London, England

Last Sunday left-wing commentator Mehdi Hasan wrote a column on abortion in the New Statesman in which he argued that a "pro-life" position was compatible with left-wing views. Cue Twitter-storm.

This morning he appeared on Radio 4's Today programme to debate the issue with pro-choice columnist Suzanne Moore. Diane Abbott MP (@HackneyAbbott) tweeted "Just listened to @medhirhasan on @BBCr4today describing himself as pro-life and posing as a victim."

To which @medhirhasan responded: "posing? Are you saying I haven't been subjected to relentless abuse on twitter? Or are you okay with that?"

Yesterday Hasan published an interesting blog on The Huffington Post called 10 Things I Learned From Debating Abortion On Twitter and Musa Okwonga has also made a contribution to the debate on Independent Voices here.

The storm rages on.

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