EMMERDALE producer Laura Shaw has defended the cleaning soap’s Down’s syndrome abortion storyline after a livid backlash.
The ITV cleaning soap introduced final week how Laurel Thomas and Jai Sharma will determine to have a termination after getting a pre-natal prognosis of Down’s for his or her child.
The storyline will see Laurel and Jai determine to terminate the being pregnant
It was met with a backlash from viewers – with incapacity campaigners labelling it offensive and merciless.
Mother and father had additionally hit out on the cleaning soap for the upcoming storyline.
Now producer Laura has requested critics to observe the episodes in an effort to salve the backlash.
Chatting with The Solar On-line she mentioned: “Please watch it, please simply watch it earlier than you make any opinions.
Producer Laura Shaw defended the cleaning soap
“We haven’t gone into this frivolously. We’ve spoken to as many individuals as we presumably can, we’ve obtained the analysis. It’s based mostly on real-life and I believe folks will see that.
“You will really feel uncomfortable at instances watching it however I hope that folks will then perceive why we’ve accomplished it.
“It’s at all times a balancing act if you do tales like this however I really imagine that if you watch it you will notice we’ve proven a balanced view.”
Nearly 5,000 viewers have additionally signed a petition demanding the storyline be scrapped.
Laura insisted the cleaning soap had no plans to vary the storyline in anyway in response to the backlash.
She mentioned: “No, we’re simply completely assured that what we’ve produced has been accomplished in a extremely balanced and delicate manner.
“Studying the feedback on social media and I can actually say hand on coronary heart that we’ve addressed and mentioned within the episodes all these paints which have been raised.
“I simply encourage folks to observe it first.”