(Independent) BBC to tackle taboo with live radio show from abortion clinic

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The BBC is to make broadcasting history by producing a two-hour show live from an abortion clinic in which it hopes to air the views of patients and staff working in a sector that has been surrounded in renewed controversy.

The BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Victoria Derbyshire will host an edition of her show from an as yet unnamed clinic next month and carry out interviews with women who are undergoing pregnancy terminations, as well as doctors, counsellors and junior members of the clinic's staff. After a period of negotiation the clinic has consented to the programme and is likely to be identified.

The show is likely to attract controversy...

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Posted May 1, 2012 at 5:08 pm

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1. Pageantmaster ن wrote:

“BBC to tackle taboo with live radio show”
Well, at least the radio show will live.  Why not put a camera team in as well?  Show it as it is.

Some days I sit and think. Other days I just sit!!

May 1, 10:01 pm | [comment link]
2. rugbyplayingpriest wrote:

Who will interview the soon to be slaughtered babes? How will their voice be heard? A silent genocide continues and our sick society continues to justify if as a choice.

May 2, 2:34 am | [comment link]
3. Militaris Artifex wrote:

2. rugbyplayingpriest,

I think I must differ slightly with your characterization of the use or the term “choice” as a “justification.” It is not simply a justification, it is the deliberate misnaming of an action, the objective of which is to change the terms of the debate. It is a consciously chosen euphemism which allows those who support the taking of an innocent human life to disguise, from themselves and others, even though only to some limited extent, that what they support is an inherently grave evil.

In the words of Catholic canon lawyer, Edward N. Peters, addressing the early 2012 extortionate behavior of Planned Parenthood towards the Komen ‘Race for the Cure’ Foundation’s proposed changes in funding:

Wrong craves reassurance that it’s right. … it also helps them sleep at night.

Pax et bonum,
Keith Töpfer

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“Si vis pacem, para bellum.”[classical adage, believed based on a quotation from Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus]
—[i[]If you can keep your head while all those around you are losing theirs, you obviously don’t understand the gravity of the situation!”—[author unknown]

May 2, 7:50 am | [comment link]
4. dwstroudmd+ wrote:

Depending of the gestational age of the embryos or fetuses, the distinctive sound of the suction curettage and the WHUMP of the tissues as they smack into the suction canister should broadcast very well.  The question is will they be described accurately, transmitted accurately, or simply ignored.

May 2, 3:26 pm | [comment link]

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