Metro slammed for publishing ‘crude advertising for the abortion industry’

The Metro newspaper has been heavily criticised for publishing an article on its website under the headline: “Here’s what you need to know if you need to have an abortion.”

The article provides a step-by-step guide on how to decide on, book and go through with an abortion, failing to mention the alternative – choosing life.

Dr Anthony McCarthy, of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, slammed it as “no more than crude advertising for the abortion industry”.

‘Long-term consequences’

He said: “The article ignores the huge amount of evidence for sometimes devastating long-term consequences of abortion, while promoting ‘abortion providers’ such as Marie Stopes”.

“Readers should protest the Metro’s dishonest advertising of an industry responsible not only for the destruction of unborn lives but for truly adverse effects on mothers and on fathers”, he added.

The journalist who wrote the article, Ashitha Nagesh, said “if you do decide this isn’t the right time for a baby – for whatever reason – that’s 100% your decision, and whatever your reasons are, they are valid.”

‘Emotional wreck’

The article ignores the huge amount of evidence for sometimes devastating long-term consequences of abortion.
Dr Anthony McCarthy, the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

Later in the article, she wrote: “There is no right or wrong way to feel. The important thing is that you let yourself process all the emotions that you’re experiencing.”

She admitted that, after having an abortion, some women “feel like an emotional wreck, weeping uncontrollably in the recovery chair”.

But when suggesting where traumatised women can find help, she listed contact information for counselling services run by abortion giants Marie Stopes and BPAS.

Damaging report

Last month, shocking evidence compiled by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) highlighted more than 2,600 serious incidents in Marie Stopes clinics in 2015.

The abortion group, which carries out 70,000 abortions a year, was forced to suspend certain procedures in August after CQC inspectors raised safety fears.

Interim Managing Director at Marie Stopes UK, Suzanne Ash, claimed that the group has made “considerable changes” since the CQC inspections.

But Professor Edward Baker, Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals at the CQC, said the watchdog will “continue to monitor its services very closely”.

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