Doctors in Britain vote for Abortion, for any reason, up to 28 weeks.

CP&S Update:  The BMA have voted in favour of campaigning for abortion ON DEMAND , for any reason up to 28 weeks. Shame on you BMA.

 

Public trust in British doctors faces a fundamental threat today that could undermine our entire profession.

At the annual conference of the British Medical Association in Bournemouth, around 500 members will vote to lobby the Government to scrap the law that bans abortions after 24 weeks.

If that happens, the lives of an untold number of unborn babies will be threatened. And the regard that society has for modern medicine, with its infinite potential for doing good, will be gravely damaged, not least because this BMA ballot is completely at odds with what the great majority of people in this country want.

At the annual conference of the BMA, around 500 members will vote to lobby the Government to scrap the law that bans abortions after 24 weeks (file photo)

At the annual conference of the BMA, around 500 members will vote to lobby the Government to scrap the law that bans abortions after 24 weeks (file photo)

Currently, the law states that abortions cannot be carried out after a pregnancy reaches 24 weeks (just under six months) except in cases where there is serious risk to the life of the mother, or severe abnormalities in the child.

The vote by these 500 could change the BMA’s official policy, perhaps even to support abortion on demand right up to the full 40-week term of pregnancy.

Another possible outcome is that the BMA will recommend decriminalisation of abortion up to 28 weeks.

I can only concur with Baroness Hollins, a psychiatrist and former BMA president who has described aborting a baby after 24 weeks — the age of medically agreed viability — as ‘an extreme move towards involuntary euthanasia’.

Advances in neonatal care mean it is increasingly common for babies born prematurely, even at 22 or 23 weeks, to survive with the right care and support. So the idea of increasing the abortion threshold at all, let alone to 40 weeks, is utterly repugnant to nearly all British adults.

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11 Responses to Doctors in Britain vote for Abortion, for any reason, up to 28 weeks.

  1. Mary Salmond says:

    So do the general public in Britain get a vote of any kind on this? We are still fighting it in the US, so I’m guessing Britain will go by way of Europe, if it hasn’t already. And yes, euthanasia and assisted suicide will easily follow. The NRL has been fighting this for 60 years; it is a constant uphill battle. Abortion has brought about untold population decline in all countries, acceptance of violence ( since violence in the womb is allowed) and contraception has contributed to childless couples and cancers. Attitudes needs to change, starting with the individual. Watching videos of abortion survivors could do that, but murder has been around since Cain and Abel. Any solutions?

  2. toadspittle says:

    ” Abortion has brought about untold population decline in all countries..”
    And yet the world population has never been higher (…or so we are told) .
    How do we explain this?

  3. Yes, shame on the British Medical Association, and on its members who support this campaign.

  4. The Raven says:

    I believe that the author is referring to all countries that permit the murder of the unborn, Toad. In some countries, like the PRC, the effect of the practice of abortion have yet to fully take hold, but there a generation of only children will soon be bearing the burden of supporting a larger generation of older people.

  5. toadspittle says:

    “I believe that the author is referring to all countries that permit the murder of the unborn, Toad.”
    That’s as maybe, Raven but it’s not what the author stated.
    Nor does it answer my (admittedly probably bizarre) question.
    How come abortion is not actually reducing the world’s population – or at least significantly slowing its growth?

  6. toadspittle says:

    Can anyone explain (privately on my email if you like) why there is a”delay” in running my above comment? Is it heretical? Or irreverent? Or just plain dopey?
    Or is that that someone else has done the statistical math in percentages ( 0.32, if I remember rightly) and reconsidered?

    [The Moderator – there aren’t many of us around at the moment, oh high maintenance one!]

  7. toadspittle says:

    ,…On the other hand, you could simply, “…consign it to the flames.” in the Good Old Catholic fashion.
    I’d understand that.

  8. toadspittle says:

    “Women from Northern Ireland are currently charged about £900 for a termination if they travel to have the procedure in mainland Britain.”
    (from today’s Guardian)
    Quite a lot.
    Why do we think they do it?

  9. toadspittle says:

    So, you have killed the comment in question.
    OK.

  10. toadspittle says:

    How long does it take a even a vast army of “moderators” to either run a comment – or kill it? Five seconds?
    And, by then running the three supplementary comments – now relating to nothing – you have managed to confuse even further anyone foolish enough to be trying to follow the debate.
    Well done!

    [The Moderator – Glad to be of service.]

  11. toadspittle says:

    You would be of more service to us all if you allowed my comments to run “unmoderated,” as you did, until recently.
    (By the way, do you want to know the total membership of the BMA?
    I’ll tell you – 160,000. Glad to be of service.)

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