Pregnant Lily Allen sticks up for women and their right to choose
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Lily Allen launched an attack on men who walk out on their children on Twitter this week, sticking up for women who choose to terminate.
The singer, who gave birth to daughter Ethel last year and is expecting her second child with husband Sam Cooper, stuck up for women who want to have terminations because she is sick of seeing families break up under the pressure of having children.
The 27-year-old, who has suffered two miscarriages in the past, tweeted: ‘Can small minded idiot blokes stop telling women whether or not they’re entitled to abortions please? #enoughnow.’
She added: ‘Babies are lovely but quite hard 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 cries a lot the man gets frustrated and leaves the baby and the lady that had the baby.
Lily, who was raised in a single mother household after her famous father Keith Allen left the family, goes on to say:
‘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.
Lily is expecting her second child with husband Sam Cooper
‘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***.
This is one of the many reasons I believe a woman should have the right to choose.
‘The day the number of single father households equal the number of single mother households is the day I start to listen to their views.’
Her tweets came after Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt commented that he would like to see a ban on terminations more than 12 weeks into a pregnancy (the current law is 24 weeks.)
The singer’s tweets sparked a flurry of replies, with one Twitter user saying: 'Lily Allen needs to hush...and stop being so surprised when people disagree with her opinions that she puts all over twitter’
While another said: 'If lily allen had been talking about black men committing crime in inner cities, there'd have been uproar. Why is it ok to target dads then?'
Myleene Klass, who is a single mum, took to her Twitter page to support Lily, tweeting: 'Those condemning @lilyrosecooper have looser tongues than morals. Mamas r strong in mind n body, they have to be. Support, don't condemn them'
She then went on: ‘When you're the one getting up for the school run, hassling the children over eating their dinner, waking in the night to their cries...'
'...Helping them, struggling with them, loving them and trying to make decisions you don't even know the answers to yourself, then you can speak up because you are a mum that's living it. If you don't know, don't speak because you are simply an idiot. END.'
Myleene was left to bring up her two young daughters on her own after her husband of six months, Graham Quinn, left her in April this year.