RCOG votes to decriminalise abortion - betrays its members, women and their babies
22 September 2017
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has responded to news that the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has voted to support the decriminalisation of abortion.
Dr Anthony McCarthy said:
"Today the leadership of the RCOG has betrayed its members, women and their babies, and the medical profession. By supporting a campaign to trivialise abortion, ie a lethal attack upon an unborn child, that leadership has betrayed Hippocratic principles and opened the door to a laissez-faire and in effect deregulated abortion industry.
"Prior to the vote, hundreds of doctors signed a letter protesting the motion, and the fact that a mere 33 members of the College would be permitted to vote on it. Professor Regan's morally and medically cretinous comment comparing abortion to getting 'your bunions sorted' sums up the arrogance of an elite which does not speak for doctors generally or for the vast majority of women."
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