Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Catholic Universe: Pro-life campaigners condemn BMA’s vote to decriminalise abortion

Catholic Universe: Pro-life campaigners condemn BMA’s vote to decriminalise abortion


Pro-life groups have condemned the British Medical Association (BMA) after it voted to decriminalise abortion.

Delegates at the BMA’s annual meeting in Bournemouth voted in favour of a motion calling for a change in the law.

This means the BMA will adopt this stance as formal policy and lobby ministers for a change in legislation.

In the run up to the Annual Representative Meeting, 1,500 doctors signed an open letter protesting the motion to decriminalise abortion, fearing the medical profession will be ‘severely damaged’.

A Comres poll in May 2017, the largest survey conducted on attitudes towards abortion in the last decade, found that 99 per cent of people were opposed to raising the abortion time limit, with 70 per cent of women wanting the current 24 week time limit to be reduced.

“This outcome is astonishing and appalling. The BMA have sided with the abortion industry’s dream for abortion on demand for any reason, and now stand opposed to the 70 per cent of women in this country who wish to see the time limit for abortions reduced,” Clara Watson, of Life, told The Universe.

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