"We hold that all life is sacred," it says, before listing abortion statistics and providing a copy of the Abortion Act. "The law is neither being observed or policed. Therefore, to concentrate our minds we have therefore taken children from women who have previously had abortions and unless the attached film is shown on BBC TV at 1pm, 6pm and 10pm tonight, these boys' lives will be terminated. For what is the difference of lives of these children and those of their brothers and sisters before them?"
Then the officers listening to the email being read out by their boss DSI Iain Barclay are shown the video the group want broadcast. Many of them are uncomfortable and some can't even look at the screen. Up until this point, the kidnappers creep around making phonecalls to each other. There are disturbing scenes of one of them sedating the children on beds in a garage.
Sacred murders one of the boys after the 1 o'clock news by lethal injection. So pro-lifers now also like euthanasia, according to our public service broadcaster.
One of the main leads in catching the abductors is a memo of an organisational committee of events to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Abortion Act. The BBC's boundaries are blurred again, directly linking murderers to those kind of people that commemorated the loss of over six million lives in 2007.
The leader of the three perpetrators is a spina bifida sufferer, who makes the point in a police interview that nine out of ten unborn babies detected of having the condition are aborted. The injustice he feels for those aborted children leads this character to kidnap children and murder one of them. Not the story of the average disabled pro-life campaigner.
The portrayal of so-called anti-abortion campaigners stretches far beyond the three involved in the kidnappings. The general dislike and scorn towards pro-lifers is shown by several of the coppers, who seem to think they are barbaric nutters. At the end of the plot, DS Amy Foster, who has had three abortions, says to Barclay, "thank God for abortion".
My complaint to the BBC has several points to it. There is not a shred of evidence of any incident in real life where anti-abortionists have used abduction, murder and violence to attempt to further their cause. This is almost like making a programme depicting William Wilberforce's supporters using rape and murder to further their anti-slavery cause. Pro-lifers are leading a peaceful protest movement against what they see is a fundamental injustice. Granted there are a couple of nutters about who have sent nasty packages of pictures of aborted foetuses to people. But they are in the distinct minority.
The ironic thing is that the Beeb included in the plot the issue of showing pictures of abortion, the most commonly performed operation, on TV. It was part of an ultimated from a fictitious "anti-abortion" group and it didn't get broadcast. Yet, in 1997, the Pro-Life Alliance were entitled to a party election broadcast. But their film, including footage of an abortion taking place, was censored by the BBC because of "taste and decency". A party election broadcast in an apparently democratic country not allowed to be shown.
Calling to mind countless occasions when the issue of abortion has been covered astonishingly one sidedly in favour of pro-abortionists by the BBC on TV and radio, we can see a pattern emerging here. The Beeb doesn't like any threats to its liberal mindset, a world where everyone can do what they like because they have rights and choices. They, like the establishment, don't really like the pro-life movement. So, as well as censor their message, the BBC also likes to portray these campaigners as violent, malicious and horrific so that they are dismissed to the sidelines of debate.