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Abortions by nurses is doctors' dirty work, says SPUC

26 March 2007

Abortions by nurses is doctors' dirty work, says SPUC Westminster, 26th March 2007--A call for nurses to perform abortions has been condemned by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) as "getting nurses to do doctors' dirty work for them." According to a report today in the Brighton Argus , articles published in the April 2007 issue of the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care argue that the Abortion Act 1967 should be re-interpreted so as to allow nurses to perform early surgical abortions. Anthony Ozimic, SPUC political secretary, said: "Do nurses really want to perform abortions, the killing of innocent human beings? The pro-abortion lobby claim that so-called safe, legal abortion was necessary to safeguard women's health--yet having achieved legal abortion, the pro-abortion lobby now wants to remove safeguards by getting nurses to do doctors' dirty work for them. This proposal would seem to have less to do with women's health and more to do with an ideological agenda to maximise the numbers of abortions, in the light of fewer and fewer doctors willing to butcher babies in the womb."

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