BPAS abortion line shows May’s government doesn’t care about women
8 March 2018
The news that a booking service to fast-track women from Northern Ireland for abortions in Britain is to be run by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) is shocking, and proves the Government does not care about women, says the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC).
An update on how women from Northern Ireland will be given free abortions on the English NHS was given in a written statement by The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, Jackie Doyle-Price.
On International Women's Day, Liam Gibson, SPUC's Northern Ireland development officer said that the decision "proves that the UK government is more concerned with the interests of abortionists than helping women. This service will be nothing less than the sales force of the abortion industry.
"The policy of reimbursing abortionists in Britain so they can provide their services “free of charge” to customers from Northern Ireland deprives unborn children of the protection the law in the Province offers them, Mr Gibson continued. "But this decision shows the Theresa May’s government doesn’t care about women either. If it did it wouldn’t hand them over to people with a vested financial interest in making sure they go through with an abortion they may well regret.
"We know from the reports of the Care Quality Commission that bpas abortion facilities have a long history of shoddy standards and illegal practices. This bpas-run booking service will only serve the abortion industry and endanger the health and safety of women from Northern Ireland.
"Ann Furedi, bpas' chief executive, campaigns for abortion to be made lawful for any reason, at any stage of pregnancy, even on the grounds that a baby is a girl. Frankly, it is appalling the UK government should effectively be in partnership with such an organisation. Theresa May’s appeasement of the abortion industry has to stop," he concluded.
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