Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Do Such Shocking Images Help the Debate? PRO-CHOICE

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Do Such Shocking Images Help the Debate? PRO-CHOICE

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Byline: By Lisa Hallgarten

We are an educational charity. Our job is to make sure all the information is available to those who need it, in order to help them make decisions.

The reason broadcasters wouldn't show the ProLife election broadcast in 1997 is that it showed many more images than this programme, and as such was ruled distasteful by the House of Lords.

Women know what they are doing. Seeing a picture isn't going to change their opinion.

The argument that when women see how formed the foetus is carries little water. Images of foetuses are available all over now. We don't necessarily need to see an aborted foetus.

Those people who are anti-abortion at any time during the pregnancy won't change their mind as they think it is wrong.

However, most people in this country take the view that a foetus gains its rights as it develops.

I think the programme may stimulate discussion, which is very useful.

There will be people who find it distressing though. …

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