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Holly Willoughby left visibly shaken by description of abortion

by | May 26, 2016

Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post from our friends at SPUC–the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. An “agony aunt” is a British term for an advice columnist.

The presenter and mother-of-3 was left visibly upset by the description of a late-term abortion

The presenter and mother-of-3 was left visibly upset by the description of a late-term abortion.

TV presenter Holly Willoughby was left visibly shaken and upset on This Morning when a guest explained the procedure for a late-term abortion.

The mother-of-three covered her mouth with her hands and could be heard exclaiming “My God, no!” during a discussion on the daytime TV programme This Morning about how late abortions are carried out and the physical effect on the unborn child.

Journalist and expectant mother Nilufer Atik and agony aunt Hilary Freeman were both guests on ITV programme This Morning for a debate over Britain’s abortion laws, focusing particularly on late-term abortions.

Royal College of Midwives

The debate was being held because of the recent decision by the Royal College of Midwives [RCM] to join the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) in campaigning for full decriminalisation of abortion on demand up to birth.

As SPUC reported, there has been a fierce backlash by midwives against the RCM’s announced change of stance.

In particular, Cathy Warwick’s position has been called into question after it emerged that the Chief Executive of the RCM is also the chair of BPAS and has been heavily involved in their work for at least five years.

“Literally dismembered”

On This Morning, Holly became increasingly uncomfortable as Nilufer went into detail about the “barbaric” procedures of late-term abortions.

“What is the difference between aborting that child the day before he or she is due to be born and murdering that child the instant he or she is born. I don’t see the difference. The child is still a fully formed human being who has a right to live,” Nilufer said.

“I think a lot of people don’t realise, in the very late stages of pregnancy how barbaric an abortion is. The fetus is literally dismembered inside of you.”

Late-term abortions

Hilary then interjected, claiming: “That’s not the case. In late terminations a woman has to go through full childbirth.”

Nilufer continued: “Well that’s what I’ve read and been told… That is in itself is traumatic. If they can’t get the baby out I’ve been told that they might crush the spine or skull with forceps.”

At this point Holly audibly gasped and exclaimed “Oh God, no!” as she struggled to listen to the women discussing the procedure. She then covered her face with her hands as co-presenter Philip Schofield quickly interjected to try to bring the conversation back to broader terms.

Categories: Abortion
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