|Abortion Rights stunt|
"There are 600-800 illegal abortions every day in Morocco. Support legalisation here: http://bit.ly/REHm9g"Anthony Ozimic, SPUC's communications manager, tweeted back and here is the record of the conversation:
Anthony: "More fake figures from [the] abortion lobby, famous for such fakery. UK: pop. 60m, 600 legal abortions daily. Islamic Morocco: pop. 32m"No further reply was received from Abortion Rights. Shortly afterwards they (we assume the tweeter was Darinka Aleksic, Abortion Rights' campaigns coordinator, pictured centre) told another pro-lifer on Twitter:
Abortion Rights: "Fakery? Don't make me laugh. Anti-choice groups have zero credibility when it comes to facts or medical accuracy."
Anthony: "Stop avoiding the q[uestion]. Back up [the] Morocco figures or withdraw. Admit abortion lobby history of faking illegal abortion stats."
Abortion Rights: "What? Don't be ridiculous. Figure comes from [the] petition link."
Anthony: "[The p]etition doesn't cite any studies, just asserts [the] figure. Back it up."
Abortion Rights: "Don't order me to back it up. If you've got a problem with the figures you're welcome to investigate. Till then, get lost."
Anthony: "In other words: you've lost the argument. No wonder you're reduced to silly stunts with coathangers and weird make-up." (Anthony was referring to a Guardian report last week, pictured).
Abortion Rights: "Ha! I won't take lessons in PR from the group that thinks 'gay marriage will increase abortion rate' is a good campaign idea."
Anthony: "We stand by our campaigns. Do you stand by the figures you tweeted for illegal abortions in Morocco?"
"[I]t was SPUC telling me to 'back it up', that got to me! Wouldn't normally be so irritated."Well done Anthony for exposing the latest in a long line of cases where the pro-abortion lobby have simply invented illegal abortion figures - see the following blog-posts for more information:
- Claim of rise in illegal abortions globally is dubious
- Does legalizing abortion protect women's health?
- Pro-abortion lobby tries again to deceive Polish women
- The Philippines and backstreet abortion claims published today by AFP in Manila
- Diane Abbott MP misleads British public about "backstreet" abortion in Northern Ireland
- The Abortion Lobby's Massive Deception
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