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Horrifying death of Aisha Chithira reveals the low ethical standards of the abortion industry

1 May 2018

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has commented on the verdict in the inquest of Aisha Chithira, who died after an abortion at the Marie Stopes Centre in Ealing in 2012. The judge recorded a narrative verdict.

Mrs Chihira died after "extensive internal bleeding" and cardiac arrest in a taxi after she had an abortion at the Ealing Marie Stopes clinic on January 21, 2012. The inquest is continuing this week. Ealing Council last week imposed a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) around the clinic, to prevent pro-life groups holding prayer vigils and offering help to women entering the clinic.

Dr Anthony McCarthy of SPUC said : "The tragic death of Aisha Chithira thanks to Marie Stopes highlights the low ethical standards of the abortion industry and their contempt not just for unborn children but for the women in crisis whom they betray. The coroner found of Aisha that there were "repeated failures of recording of observations by different clinicians involved in her care", findings in line with the well over 2,600 failures found by the Care Quality Commisssion, alongside statements by staff to the effect that women patients were treated like cattle. Small wonder that Marie Stopes, which has shown little sign of reforming, wants a 'buffer zone' to stop mothers hearing about real help available to have their babies."

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