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Abortion Industry influencing RCN, say campaigners

2 May 2018


The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has responded to the news that three quarters of nurses responding to a survey by the Royal College of Nursing favour decriminalising abortion

Antonia Tully, Director of Campaigns at SPUC, said: "It is shocking that 73.7 of nurses in the Royal College of Nursing are poised  to back decriminalising abortion.

"What have nurses been told about the real implications of decriminalising abortion?  It seems astounding that men and women in a profession dedicated to caring for others, should back a campaign which so endangers mothers and their unborn babies.

"It is completely disingenuous for medical bodies to say that abortion 'should be treated no differently to any other procedure', she continued.

"Abortion is different.  Abortion ends the life of an innocent unborn baby and there is growing evidence of the mental health consequences for women following an abortion.

"Our suspicions about what nurses have been told rest on the fact that the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has been advised on this matter by the abortion industry," Mrs Tully continued. "The RCN is listening to the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, Britain's largest abortion provider, who have a vested interest in making abortion ever more accessible, with little regard for the health and safety of women.

"Were nurses told that decriminalising abortion would mean that abortion could take place with little or no medical supervision?  Was it fully explained to nurses that a 'relaxation of abortion laws' would mean that women were at the mercy of unscrupulous purveyors of online abortion pills? Do nurses realise that decriminalising abortion would in many ways be a return to back street abortions?  Do they realise that women would be still more likely to have abortions they will later regret,  in haste and fear and under coercion from those around them?" 

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For further information, contact Antonia Tully, Campaign Director, SPUC on Mob: 07926 007175

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