Lily Allen wades into pro-abortion debate: do you agree with her comments?

by Jennifer Barton

Pregnant mum-of-one Lily Allen is courting controversy once again after taking to Twitter to voice her views on why women should have a right to choose whether or not to have abortions after politicians speak out about restricting terminations.

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The singer posted her opinions to her millions of followers after comments made by politicians hoping to reduce the legal abortion limit, including Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who revealed that he would support halving the abortion limit to 12 weeks.

Allen posted the following on her Twitter page: 'Can small minded idiot blokes stop telling women whether or not they're entitled to abortions please ? #enoughnow.'

'The day the number of single father households equal the number of single mother households is the day I start to listen to their view.'

After receiving a number of critical comments, Lily wrote: 'Wow there are ALOT of women haters out here. Scary shit. #myuterusisMYuterus.'

The expectant mum, whose daughter Ethel was born in November 2011, signed on to continue the dialogue the next day, voicing her frustration about dads who abandon their partners once they've had a child and explaining why she supports a woman's right to choose:

'Ok, Babies are lovely but quite hard work. Its really hard to work and have a baby at the same time, because a baby cant stay at home on its own all day while you go to work.

'Sometimes there are lovely Dads who take their responsibilities very seriously and work very hard to look after their babies. these men should be applauded.

'BUT, sometimes, quite often, when the baby's cry a lot the man gets frustrated and leaves the baby and the lady that had the baby. he sticks his fingers in his ears and pretends that the baby isn't really there, he stops answering his phone when the lady calls.

'The lady gets very sad and feels very alone and angry and even though she loves her baby more than anything....... She wonders what her life might have been like if she had never had the baby in the first place.

'So to all the Pro Lifers spamming me with s**t. This is one of the many reasons i believe a woman should have a right to choose. The end.'

Lily was at the centre of another Twitter firestorm over the summer, when she reported a fellow Twitter user for racism.

Do you agree with Lily Allen or do you think the legal abortion limit should be reduced? Let us know in a comment below.

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