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to be offended to hear England called a cesspit ?

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ConferencePear Mon 02-Feb-15 11:47:49

This was said on Woman's Hour on Friday by Alicia Brennan on Friday in a discussion about abortion.
She was speaking for a group called Precious Life.
Am I being hypersensitive ?

lucysnowe Mon 02-Feb-15 11:53:18

I don't think so, it seems like a pretty extreme thing to say. It sounds like she has a certain agenda tho...

MaidOfStars Mon 02-Feb-15 11:55:07

Yeah, she's hardly going to be objective...

LoblollyBoy Mon 02-Feb-15 11:56:04

Of course not.

seaoflove Mon 02-Feb-15 11:56:18

So, a pro-life nutter calls England a cesspit because abortion is legal?

Nah, I'd find it difficult to get riled up about that.

SoMuchForSubtlety Mon 02-Feb-15 11:58:04

I assume she meant in the moral sense? Sometimes a certain insult from a certain type of person is actually a compliment. I think this is one of those times.

invisiblecrown Mon 02-Feb-15 11:59:40

Don't worry, she's batshit.

DoJo Mon 02-Feb-15 12:01:11

It depends on the context really - what aspect of England was she referring to?

Tisiphone Mon 02-Feb-15 12:02:42

I didn't hear it, but if she's rabidly anti-abortion and would like, for instance, all unwillingly pregnant women to be forced to continue the pregnancy, then I'm pretty delighted she considers the current state of affairsin England to be a 'cesspit'.

Presumably she thinks Ireland, where I'm from is a floral-scented paradise for its cowardly, Church-appeasing abortion law, which has resulted in decades of suffering, women's deaths, and some utterly appalling headline-grabbing recent situations.

OOAOML Mon 02-Feb-15 18:01:43

it certainly isn't language likely to win friends and influence people.

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