Video post: We Trust Women? – The Truth About BPAS

Do abortion providers like the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) really have women's best interests at heart? Do they really 'trust women', as they claim? I decided this week to branch out from my usual written posts and make a video instead. I'm not used to being in front of a camera nor used to... Continue Reading →

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Sarah’s story and selective social justice

This week has been full of dramatic events (and no, I’m not referring to the pointless mini-dramas of my own life... those tend to be eye-roll worthy, but not blog-worthy). A poor tourist in a caravan got swept off a cliff in Ireland, Brexit is only six months away (pause to cheer or sob uncontrollably), and Naz Shah, Labour’s shadow minister for equalities, said that pre-natal testing for gender is bad because it allows women to abort baby girls (but it’s apparently still ok to screen for Down’s syndrome). Phew.

The cognitive dissonance of ‘my body my choice’

Unless you’ve been living under a giant rock, you must have heard the slogan ‘my body, my choice’. Four short and simple words; an ad hominem that's become a sort of war cry for females across the English-speaking world. It’s a giant shield brought out in defence of any argument against abortion; it’s played as a trump card, the ‘beats rock, paper and scissors’ of this moral minefield.

Championing women is about restoration, not progression

Growing up, I loved strong female characters. As a child bookworm I started with the adventures of Lucy Pevensie from C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia, then graduated to some of the classics. I loved the wit of Elizabeth Bennet, the integrity of Jane Eyre and the willpower of Scarlett O’Hara – to name a few recognisable examples. I confess that as a twenty-something, my love of strong fictional heroines hasn't waned in the slightest.

Abortion 101: The law, the stats, and the facts

If you read my previous post on abortion, you might wish to delve a little deeper into this issue. If you haven't read it, you can do so here. This time, I decided to simply let the facts speak for themselves. I hope you'll find the following two bumper posts a helpful resource on the subject.

Have we created a monster? – On #MeToo, FiftyShades and more

Last month, every time I turned on the TV or read the news on the internet, there was some new sexual abuse or harassment scandal being plastered on my screen. Last year it was the Church of England. Then it was Hollywood. Then it was the Olympics gymnast doctor scandal. Then it was #MeToo. Then it was that Aziz Ansari story. Then it was the President’s Club. I suppose one incident naturally sparked another and another, but the scale of this uncovering has been huge.

Religion will kill you

This is not the kind of topic I’d planned to write about. I like to (loosely) plan ahead – otherwise, stuff doesn’t get done. I’m like the sort-of-planned-procrastinator. Anyway. I can’t force myself to write about things I’m not feeling. So I’ve thrown my posting schedule out of the window this week, moving away from the formula I'd created in my head and following the trail of God's leading (or maybe just my intuition...hard to tell which is which sometimes).

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