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To have just emailed Jeremy Hunt

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Ponyofdoom Sat 06-Oct-12 01:16:39

and told him exactly what I thought of him and his anti choice views on abortion, using the word 'disgusted' far too many times for someone not from Tunbridge Wells...then to have emailed Dianne Abbott and thanked her for standing up for women's rights. Even though I am a Tory.

SmokyClav Sat 06-Oct-12 01:22:56

He is a cunt.

BadDayAtTheOrifice Sat 06-Oct-12 01:29:18

I couldn't think of a worse person to be health minister tbh. I despair for the health service and what is about to become of it and we could do without his personal opinions fucking everything up a bit more.
Fucking cunt.

Ponyofdoom Sat 06-Oct-12 01:35:10

Glad it's not just me then. I wonder if he will reply. I might just keep emailing him as he has really p*ssed me off after a really good evening.

Narked Sat 06-Oct-12 01:37:50

For anyone who doesn't know, our health minister has decided to air his views that the abortion limit should be lowered to 12 weeks. On no medical grounds or evidence. Because he thinks that 12 weeks 'is the right point for it.'

Narked Sat 06-Oct-12 01:39:38

You'd have thought he would have been too busy dismantling the NHS to start taking away women's medical choices, but he's multitasking.

NewNames Sat 06-Oct-12 01:42:29

YANBU grin

Ne surprised if the dickhead can read though.

Ponyofdoom Sat 06-Oct-12 01:47:39

Thanks for making me smile wryly with that, Narked! Can we maybe get him a few more (polite-ish, obviously) emails please?

sausagerolemodel Sat 06-Oct-12 01:50:34

Might you consider not being a Tory? Because this is what they align themselves with.

BadDayAtTheOrifice Sat 06-Oct-12 01:53:08

Does he have the power to actually do this just on his say-so? Surely decisions like this will have to be evidence based as in other areas of medicine and not just because he thinks 'its best'?
He obviously has no idea that alot of antenatal screening is done at 20+ weeks.

Ponyofdoom Sat 06-Oct-12 02:03:40

He's just spouting off, No. 10 has issued a statement I think I heard, to say they wont be changing the limit. But really he shouldn't be in that job.
Sausage; I have no other party I can bear to vote for, unless you can suggest an obscure one I haven't come across yet?

izzyizin Sat 06-Oct-12 02:09:10

Dianne Abbot standing up for women's rights rather than her own? shock

You have BU to thank that self-serving waste of space for anything.

As for Mr -C--Hunt, you ABU to expect any politician to know their arse from their elbow or spout anything other than what they're told to, or what they believe will is votecatching barnstorming oration.

izzyizin Sat 06-Oct-12 02:09:48

Bring back the Nun of the Above party.

Narked Sat 06-Oct-12 02:14:55

He knows. He doesn't care.

Voting on abortion is usually done 'on conscience' rather than party lines, but the Tories have been planning something for months.

Nadine Dorries proposed a fruit loop (no surprise there) amendment to stop BPAS - and anyone involved with the provision of abortions - from offering pre abortion counselling. That would have ruled out the NHS too. The only groups with the funds and will to offer counselling that have no involvement in the provision of abortion services are ... anti abortion groups! Amazing coincidence that.

Right before - seriously, minutes before - she was about to propose it Frank Fields (anti abortion) MP pulled out as co sponsor. Only a few die hards voted for it (including Maria Miller the Minister for Women.) Fields pulling out felt very odd. Here.The government basically bought off the less loopy anti abortion MPs by creating a 'cross party' committee to discuss changes to abortion regulation. Diane Abbott resigned from this a while ago, saying that far from being open discussion it was totally dominated by those against abortion. Here.

This is the next step in time for conference. They will look for support from the religious right in exchange for cutting the time limits.

Narked Sat 06-Oct-12 02:21:53

They've shown before that they will bend to a negative response from their own voters. You wouldn't need to vote for anyone else - just to abstain or eg vote green. The loss of a vote is enough to damage them.

We have a Health Secretary who buys into homeopathy. And whose opinion on this is not based on the fact that he's a Christian, oh no. It's based on the fact that it's 'fundamental moral issue' hmm

Ponyofdoom Sat 06-Oct-12 02:34:07

Interesting. We pro-choicers really need to get organised or it could all snowball and end up like the US..
I think this has really done it for me and the Tories, on top of HS2 destroying the countryside. I can't vote Green as I think they are still anti hunting but I will look into other parties.

PeahenTailFeathers Sat 06-Oct-12 06:32:33

He is an absolute knobber. I think that lowering the age to 20 weeks might be a good idea with the improved survival rates, but to talk about 12 weeks is idiotic.

I don't think abortion should be bandied about as a political or moral issue - it's a medical procedure that is no one's business but the woman's.

SarryB Sat 06-Oct-12 06:39:28

12 weeks. The man quite clearly knows NOTHING about women, pregnancy or abortion.

VeritableSmorgasbord Sat 06-Oct-12 06:39:34

Good on you for emailing.
The worst thing about this govt is the impotence one feels as they slowly, slowly chip away at the things the people (whom they supposedly serve, ha ha) have fought for over the years.

SarryB Sat 06-Oct-12 06:40:35

I might do a Rachel from Friends here.

"No uterus, no opinion".

PeahenTailFeathers Sat 06-Oct-12 07:01:41

I thought the same, SarryB. But I don't understand why anyone has to have an opinion on abortion because it's nothing to do with anybody else.

Teamthrills Sat 06-Oct-12 07:05:08

Between Jeremy Hunt & Michael Gove, they are doing a wonderful job of messing up this country. What a pair of twats.

lovebunny Sat 06-Oct-12 07:12:01

12 weeks? prof vivien glover suggested that the fetus feels pain from around 13 weeks. perhaps that's why twelve weeks seemed reasonable to jeremy hunt.

Panzee Sat 06-Oct-12 07:14:45

Beautifully put,*teamthrills*.

seeker Sat 06-Oct-12 07:54:11

Prof Vivette Glover suggested in 2000 that the foetus might have sensation earlier than prevously though. Nobody agreed with her.

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