Ann Furedi

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Ann Marie Furedi (born 31 October 1960, Birmingham, England) is the chief executive of BPAS, the UK's largest independent abortion provider.

Furedi has worked in pro-choice organizations for more than 20 years, mainly in policy and communications. She ran the press office of the UK Family Planning Association before leading Birth Control Trust, a charity that advocated the need for research and development in methods of contraception and abortion. Before joining BPAS, as its chief executive in June 2003, Furedi was Director of Policy and Communications for the UK regulator of infertility treatment and embryo research, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). She is regarded as a leading pro-choice advocate and spokesperson, often appearing in the media representing this perspective.[1]

Prior to her career in pro-choice organizations, Furedi was a journalist, specialising in healthcare features for women's magazines including Cosmopolitan and Company, sometimes writing under her 'maiden name', Bradley. She is also known as Ann Burton.

In 1982, she married Frank Furedi, the founder and then leader of the British Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP).[1][dead link]

Ann Furedi was a contributor to the party's LM Magazine until it folded in 2000 after being found guilty of libelling ITN journalists.[2] She has also contributed to Spiked Online, an online magazine, that identifies itself as libertarian humanist. For that magazine, she has written in support of women legally choosing sex-selective abortion.[3]

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  1. ^ The Times, 2004-10-20, They’re trying to shut us down.
  2. ^ Deborah Orr (23 June 2000). "Farewell - It was Fun While It Lasted (Comment)". The Independent. 
  3. ^ Philipson, Alice (Sep 18, 2013). "Women are legally free to abort a baby because of its sex, says abortion charity head". The Telegraph. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 

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