In response to the government's confirmation that Life will receive this grant, a bpas spokesperson said:
"It's absolutely right that tampon tax funding should go to organisations that support pregnant women, but it is profoundly disappointing that in this case the recipient will be spending resources that are freed up as a result on campaigning to restrict the choices women have in pregnancy. It is not fitting for what is ultimately a tax on women's bodies to be spent in this way, when there are so many other projects supporting women and their choices which have not benefited."
Notes to Editors:
bpas is a charity which sees more than 70,000 women a year and provides reproductive healthcare services including pregnancy counselling, abortion care, miscarriage management and contraception, at clinics across the UK. It supports and advocates for reproductive choice. More information can be found at bpas.org.