Row rages over TV doco on abortion
By Chris Lindsay
Catholics should prepare themselves if they are going to to watch a controversial new film on abortion, My Foetus, which will screen on the ABC’s Compass program on August 8.
Catholic politician and Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott says it will not harm Australians to understand the “brutal business” of abortion.
“It is an ugly business and it probably doesn’t hurt for the Australian people to understand just what is going on in clinics all around Australia,” Mr Abbott said.
Bishop Anthony Fisher says grief counsellors, priests and pastoral carers are bracing themselves for the aftermath of the film’s showing (See ‘Time of grief’ when abortion documentary airs on ABC, page 11).
My Foetus, created by British filmmaker Julia Black, caused controversy when it screened in Britain in April, primarily over footage of a vacuum pump abortion of a four-week-old foetus.
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