Ann Farmer

Ann Farmer

Ann Farmer is the author of By Their Fruits: Eugenics, Population Control, and the Abortion Movement (Catholic University of America, 2008).

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A thought for today: Abortion is still communism’s deadliest weapon

On the centenary of the Russian revolution, Daniel Hannan remarks that in ‘the crude mathematics of murder’, communism must be the most lethal ideology ever devised, responsible for 100 million deaths. He says that after a century of ‘asymmetric longevity, abortion and migration, there are now twice as many Americans as Russians’, yet people still […]

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A thought for today: Tell the unpleasant truth about abortion

A total of 113 MPs from five political parties have demanded that Home Secretary Amber Rudd introduce ‘buffer zones’ outside abortion clinics to stop pregnant women being subjected to ‘misogynistic’ abuse. As usual with such claims, there is not a shred of evidence, but what a strange way to mark the 50th anniversary of the […]

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Ann Farmer: To move forward, Tories must look to the past

Ever since the Conservatives’ disappointing showing in the General Election, it has been suggested that the party is in dire need of a new vision. But while spin doctors, kitchen cabinets and focus groups scribble frantically on the backs of postage stamps, it’s worthwhile pointing out that it is not only the Tories who seem […]

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Ann Farmer: Persecution of a true family man

Christian magistrate Richard Page, sacked for stating his belief that it is best for any child to be raised in a traditional family with a mother and father, has lost his appeal, apparently because he spoke about the case in the media. Far from condemning the abuse he suffered, an employment tribunal panel said that […]

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Ann Farmer: Marie Stopes and the ‘abortion bonus’

It has been fifty years since the partial decriminalisation of abortion by the Abortion Act 1967. There are now close to 200,000 terminations a year but the industry continues to push for further liberalisation. According to Care Quality Commission inspectors, staff at Marie Stopes International clinics felt ‘encouraged’ to ensure women went through with abortions […]

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Ann Farmer: May’s transgender delusion

Theresa May told a ‘star-studded audience’ at the Pink News Awards that her Government ‘will seek to streamline and de-medicalise the process of changing gender to reflect that being trans is not an illness’, and promised to press ahead ‘with inclusive relationships and sex education in English schools, making sure that LGBT issues are taught […]

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