The Marie Stopes organisation carries out around 65,000 abortions a year and has recently said it is going to advertise it's slaughter services on television. The logic given for this is that they feel too few women are aware of alternatives available to them (i.e. abortion) instead of having to consult their GP.
I can honestly say that I have never met a woman yet who doesn't know about, and how to get an abortion, whether via Marie Stopes or their GP. So why the sudden need for an advertising campaign?
Could it be that women have realised how terrible aborting a baby is? At the time the news of Marie Stopes came out, a colleague of mine brought to work the scan of her pending grandchild, the scan was a 3D affair and taken at 12 weeks (the legal abortion limit is 24 weeks - 6 months). The scan showed a pretty much perfectly formed child, all limbs and associated bits present, in fact it was hard to believe that a child could be this well formed at just 3 months............but it was.
So when Marie Stopes are sluicing another aborted baby aware, they know that it is a child that should have been granted life, just as those of us living were because we started in exactly the same way. Increasing numbers of doctors and nurses are refusing to take part in abortions nearing the upper limit. The reason is obvious. Babies have survived intact being born prematurely at 5 months, yet it is still legal to abort at 6 months, so as a doctor or nurse you know you are complicit in killing a child that could live.
The pro-choice brigade defend this slaughter on the grounds that before abortion was legal, it was all knitting needles in filthy back lanes at risk of death if you wanted to get rid. They don't tell you that those days were before effective contraception, welfare benefit support, and a society that cares not one iota if you are a single parent without a father.
Therefore, there is no excuse for this slaughter. Regardless of what the twittering classes care to fool themselves about, women are fully aware of the options available to them. What the Marie Stopes organisation is worried about is, that now women are aware of what a terrible thing abortion is, their profits will drop, hence the advertising.
I don't normally wish that businesses (and make no mistake it is a business) fold, but in this case, the sooner the better.