In her new book, Ann Furedi, chief executive of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) sets out the ethical arguments for a woman’s right to choose, drawing on the traditions of sociological thinking and moral philosophy. She argues that to prevent a woman from making her own choice to continue or end her pregnancy is to undermine the essence of her humanity. This remains a very timely discussion, as the UK parliament considers a much needed bill to decriminalise abortion in the UK.
The speakers include: Ann Furedi, chief executive, British Pregnancy Advisory Service, author, The Moral Case for Abortion; Mary Kenny, journalist and author; Dr Ellie Lee, reader in social policy, University of Kent, Canterbury, director, Centre for Parenting Culture Studies. The chair is Jon O’Brien, president, Catholics for Choice.