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The BBC is Failing Women on Abortion

Expand A promo shot from Season 7 of Call the Midwife © PBS People heading to BBC Action Line for information about accessing safe abortion following the death of a character in Call the Midwife – a television drama set in the 1950s which also airs in the US – couldn’t find anything. This failure to provide information about abortion on its resource website appears to derive from some mistaken idea of “balance.” After the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) flagged the problem, the BBC said it couldn’t give information about abortion without appearing to take sides on a “contentious”…

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