SPUC opposes pro abortion motions at BMA conference
26 June 2007
SPUC opposes pro-abortion motions at BMA conference London, 26 June 2007 - Members and supporters of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) will be outside the British Medical Association's annual representative meeting tomorrow (Wednesday 27 June) giving out leaflets which call on delegates to oppose pro-abortion motions. Christine Hudson of SPUC's south-west region said: "Three motions demand changes that Mrs Patricia Hewitt wants so the Department of Health can increase abortion volumes. They could amount to legalising back-street abortion - the pretext for introducing mass-scale abortion in 1967. "The pro-abortion motions seek to dump abortion on nurses and midwives. If doctors are not happy to perform abortions themselves, they should not be calling for others, junior to them, to do it. Doctors don't become medical professionals to kill babies and neither do nurses or midwives. "The pro-abortion motions have been prioritised. Motions which raise questions about abortion safety, conscientious objection and discriminatory abortion of disabled babies have been sidelined. "Abortion doesn't serve women's clinical needs - it addresses social needs with medicalised killing." The SPUC supporters will be outside the BMA's annual representative meeting at the Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay, Devon, tomorrow (Wednesday 27 June) at about 9 am as delegates arrive. The motions which SPUC is opposing are numbered 333, 333a and 333b. They are due to be debated at around 10.20 am.