This is the text of a speech that was due to be given at Christ Church college yesterday. The speech was not delivered following protests by the Oxford University Student Union Women’s Campaign. By Tim Stanley
But the statistics of some 200,000 abortions a year in England and Wales today do tell their own story. Clinics are not now dealing with a relatively small number of difficult or extreme cases but a growing walk in expectation for Abortion on Demand. One-third of pregnancies in Europe end in abortion and we may well ask what has happened.
Sally Muggeridge is a Minister in the Anglican Church and niece of Malcolm Muggeridge
But, in this Channel 4 Dispatches, Holden investigates the treatment of some couples whose pregnancies end in failure.
She meets a number of mothers who tell her their experiences in the aftermath of their loss left a great deal to be desired, and seeks answers from those in authority in the NHS about the problems she hears.
Along the way, she revisits her own difficult memories to try to understand what these parents are going through.
Who has believed what we have heard? He had no form or majesty that we should look at him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by others; a man of suffering and acquainted with infirmity; and as one from whom others hide their faces he was despised, and we held him of no account.