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Britain’s largest abortion provider attempts to hijack Mother’s day by ‘celebrating’ abortion providers instead

The largest abortion provider in the country has attempted to hijack Mother’s Day by encouraging supporters to “celebrate” those who end the lives of unborn children through abortion.

Over the weekend, while most people in Britain would have been celebrating Mother’s Day, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, the largest abortion provider in Britain, published a post on X (formerly Twitter) in celebration of “Abortion Providers Appreciation Day”.

Written across a large blue heart with the words ‘Some heroes wear scrubs’, they posted: “We want to celebrate all the amazing people providing safe abortions every single day”.

“Join us in thanking them for supporting women who wish to end their own pregnancy”.

X users did not react well to the post with one user describing it as “truly tone-deaf” and another saying “On Mothering Sunday, how despicable”.

BPAS has previously campaigned for abortion to be made legal up until the point of birth and has been explicit that it is campaigning to remove all gestational time limits for abortion. This position was affirmed by its then CEO, Ann Furedi, who, at the launch of the campaign to ‘decriminalise’ abortion stated, “I want to be very, very clear and blunt … there should be no legal upper limit”.

According to its Annual Quality Report 2022/23, BPAS was responsible for 110,719 abortions in England and Wales, up 19% from the previous year.

Spokesperson for Right To Life UK, Catherine Robinson, said “It should be no surprise that such a sordid organisation would do something so twisted as to celebrate those who end the lives of unborn babies. It is made even worse by their doing so on Mother’s Day”.

“The complete abortion statistics for 2022 and 2023 have not yet been released, but given the large increase in abortions performed by BPAS in 2022/23 as compared with 2021/22 as revealed in their annual report, it is highly that 2022 and 2023 will be record years for the number of abortions performed”.

Dear reader,

You may be surprised to learn that our 24-week abortion time limit is out of line with the majority of European Union countries, where the most common time limit for abortion on demand or on broad social grounds is 12 weeks gestation.

The latest guidance from the British Association of Perinatal Medicine enables doctors to intervene to save premature babies from 22 weeks. The latest research indicates that a significant number of babies born at 22 weeks gestation can survive outside the womb, and this number increases with proactive perinatal care.

This leaves a real contradiction in British law. In one room of a hospital, doctors could be working to save a baby born alive at 23 weeks whilst, in another room of that same hospital, a doctor could perform an abortion that would end the life of a baby at the same age.

The majority of the British population support reducing the time limit. Polling has shown that 70% of British women favour a reduction in the time limit from 24 weeks to 20 weeks or below.

Please click the button below to sign the petition to the Prime Minister, asking him to do everything in his power to reduce the abortion time limit.