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Pro-lifers call on Government to act after evidence of sex-selective abortions

By on Thursday, 23 February 2012

Pro-lifers call on Government to act after evidence of sex-selective abortions

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children has said that evidence of sex-selective abortion in the UK “confirms the reality of eugenics in modern British medicine” and called on the Government to cut ties with private abortion providers.

Investigative journalists at the Daily Telegraph secretly filmed clinicians agreeing to arrange abortions on the grounds of sex. One consultant was recorded saying; “I don’t ask questions. If you want a termination, you want a termination.”

Anthony Ozimic, SPUC’S communication manager, told the media yesterday evening: “This investigation confirms the reality of eugenics in modern British medicine, in which some innocent human beings are deemed too inconvenient to be allowed to live. Sex-selective abortion is an inevitable consequence of easy access to abortion, a situation to which the pro-abortion lobby has no convincing answer.

“The government needs to cut its ties to private abortion providers and to abortion rights organisations. They are complicit in sex-selective abortion domestically through their support for abortion on demand, and internationally through their complicity in China’s population control programme.”

The pro-life charity Life, which offers non-directive counselling on abortion said that the revelation exposed the abuse of our abortion laws and called on the Government to take action.

LIFE Spokesman Mark Bhagwandin said: “This represents the culmination of years of abuse of the abortion laws in the country to the extent that the rate of abortion is one every three minutes. The Telegraph investigation clearly shows that some abortion providers feel they can not only abuse, but also blatantly break the law. The shock expressed by the Health Secretary is noted.

“ We now look forward to that being transformed into action to put an end to the constant abuse of the abortion law and ensure that those who break it face the full force of the law. Failure to do so will send the signal to an out-of-control industry that anything goes when it comes to the termination of the unborn.”

He continued: “The termination of girls inside the uterus because they are the wrong gender is repulsive and should be condemned in the strongest terms. Is the UK ready to be counted amongst the countries in which gender selection abortions, even though illegal, are nevertheless performed routinely?

“This must be the final straw. It is time to move swiftly and effectively to send a clear message that the few restrictions on abortion in the UK will not be mocked, and there is at least some protection for the unborn child whether it is a boy or a girl.”

Under cover reporters accompanied pregnant women to nine clinics in different parts of the country. On three occasions doctors were recorded offering to arrange a termination because the mother wanted to abort her unborn child on the grounds of sex.

Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley has agreed to report the abortion clinics and doctors involved to the police and General Medical Council.

“In a statement, the Department of Health said: “Following this mornings reports in the Telegraph, we will be speaking to the police. Criminal offences may have been committed and we will take urgent action. We will be speaking to the GMC to ask them to investigate individual clinicians and we have asked the Care Quality Commission to urgently inspect the named clinics.

“The Chief Medical Officer will be writing out this morning to all abortion clinics, NHS hospitals and Primary Care Trusts to remind them of their responsibilities and the requirements of the Abortion Act.”

  • Bob Hayes

    Pro-abortionists invariably claim ‘liberal’ credentials and accuse the Catholic Church and other pro-life campaigners of being illiberal and authoritarian. This is nothing more than a public relations strategy; a smoke screen. The abortionist movement is deeply rooted amongst the most authoritarian and bloody of ideologies. 
    I have in front of me a copy of Marie Stopes’ ‘Radiant Motherhood’ (4th edition, London 1925) in which she denounces some of her fellow human beings as the ‘degenerate, feeble-minded and unbalanced who are now in our midst and who devastate social custom … these are like the parasite upon the healthy tree sapping its vitality’. She advocated legislation for ‘the preservation of our race’ – including laws to ‘ensure the sterility of the hopelessly rotten and racially diseased’ and called for ‘the elimination of wasteful lives’. (Chapter 20 ‘The creation of a new and irradiated race’, passim.) Stopes was – as evidenced by her own writing – a proto-Nazi: that she remains an icon of the abortionist movement says a great deal about the murderous cause.

  • Alban

    I am lost for words that this vile and evil practise to commit murder in the womb is now being used to select gender.

  • Anonymous

    Why should Marie Stopes stand for everyone that agrees at least some forms of abortion should be legal?

    I think you would be best off talking with someone who agrees with legal abortion rather than assuming her radical views are shared by people who support legal abortion.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with abortion in some cases. But I think sex-selective abortion is very dangerous – it is of course ILLEGAL! That is why we are talking about doctors who have broken the law here.

  • Anonymous

    Has been used. There is no evidence this is widespread – plus sex-selective abortion is illegal – and of course should be cracked down upon.

  • Anonymous

     Why is it illegal?

    Abortion has been decriminalised – one of the criteria for ‘non-prosecution’ is if continuance in the pregnancy caused ‘serious’ mental affect upon the ‘mother’.

    Yes the laws are THAT lax….