Assisted suicide report from Falconer's stacked commission is worthless says SPUC
5 January 2012
Abortions of twins in the UK have risen since 2006, official statistics show. In 2010, 85 women aborted at least one unborn child while going on give birth to another baby, up from 59 in 2006. [Telegraph, 28 December]
Anthony Ozimic of SPUC commented: "There are a number of factors which may be responsible for this rise. There may be pressure from doctors on women to abort babies deemed as 'surplus', whether conceived through IVF or naturally following fertility treatment. Doctors may also be influencing women to abort with the reason that disability in a child or complications for the mother are more likely in multiple pregnancies than in single pregnancies.
"Another reason may be the practice of sex-selective abortion among some ethnic groups. Whatever the causes of the rise, it nonetheless reveals the reality of eugenics in modern British medicine, in which some innocent human beings are deemed too inconvenient to be allowed to live."