In a short interview, the author of a new book, Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family, has said that abortion “is a form of killing that we need to be able to defend.”
Sophie Lewis offers as a radical defence of abortion following on from the introduction of strong-pro-life laws in some US states. These new laws, in Alabama and Georgia, recognise the right to life of abortion and therefore restrict abortion.
Lewis argues that it is a mistake of the pro-abortion lobby to suggest that abortion is not killing. She recognises, however, that abortion is a form of killing but still claims that it “is an acceptable violence.”
Although such a view might be considered to be controversial, it is a statement of fact and one that other proponents of abortion are increasingly saying.
Ann Furedi, the head of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), the largest abortion provider in Britain is known for her radical abortion views, particularly supporting abortion up until birth, and frankly admits in her own book that “abortion may be an act of killing”
Lewis is similarly open about the killing involved in an abortion saying she is “not interested in where human life starts to exist” and arguing that that the “violence [of pregnancy] is an unacceptable violence for someone who does not want to do gestational work.”
Commenting on this interview Clare McCarthy of Right To Life UK, said
“I think these extreme views give us an indication of an increasingly radical turn in the pro-abortion movement.
Not too long ago, the line was “safe, legal and rare”. We can see in this instance the pro-abortion lobbying are actually agreeing with what pro-lifers have been saying the whole time: that abortion is the ending of a human life.
The really shocking thing is that they apparently do not care at all. Contrary to what Lewis says, abortion is not an acceptable violence. It is a tragedy for both mother and child.”
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