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The #BBC says it will not include abortion information on its Action Line website - a site that provides signposting for viewers seeking support on issues covered in their programmes - because it's too "contentious".

Our press release:…
These organisations have written to the @BBC calling on them to reverse their stance. Read our letter in full here:…
The issue emerged after an episode of #CallTheMidwife, in which a woman died from an illegal backstreet abortion. Viewers visited BBC Action Line for support but were unable to find information on abortion.
We asked @BBC to include abortion information, but they declined. We followed up w/a letter from a coalition of women's health bodies. We applaud the episode of #CallTheMidwife itself, but are disappointed by the BBC's stance, which is stigmatising & based on misunderstanding.
Some people remember first-hand the awful reality of backstreet abortions in the UK - before women had access to information & safe services.

@Dimunday, 86, was moved to campaign for change after a woman she knew died following a backstreet abortion:…
Update. The @BBC has reiterated its claim that abortion is ‘contentious’/ ‘controversial’ & does *NOT* intend to update the BBC Action Line page.

BBC has ignored advice of @bpas1968 @BrookCharity @FSRH_UK @FPACharity @MarieStopesUK @MidwivesRCM @RCObsGyn.

Full BBC comment:
You can complain to the #BBC here:…

#Abortion has been legal in UK for over 50 yrs. It is the most commonly performed gynaecological procedure. 1 in 3 women will have an abortion in her lifetime. BBC should provide info.

#CallTheMidwife #NotControversial
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We're getting emails to say the BBC complaints site has crashed. Will let you know when it's back up and running... #CallTheMidwife #NotControversial
Seems to be back in business. Submit your complaints here:… #CallTheMidwife #NotControversial
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