Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Medicine has been brutalized by abortion

Commenting on a statement issued by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists that "abortion is safer than having a baby", Melanie Phillips speaks clearly in the middle of the muddle that characterizes Britain these days:

This guidance, intended for all doctors, nurses and counsellors advising women contemplating having an abortion, said such women should be told that terminating a pregnancy was safer than having a baby.
To which one can only ask: safer for whom, precisely? Not for the baby, certainly...

Nevertheless, there is widespread and increasing disquiet about abortion — on account of both the rate at which it is occurring and the coarsening of values that it has brought in its wake...

The framers of the original legislation never foresaw that abortion would turn into a routine form of contraception. But that’s what has happened...

The official figures for 2009 show that there were 189,100 abortions in England and Wales — with no fewer than 42.4 per cent of all pregnancies to women under the age of 20 ending in a termination, rising to around 60 per cent among under-16s. Indeed, from 1969, the number of abortions to girls under 20 more than quadrupled to over 40,000 in 2009...

But the question remains how doctors can have lost their ethical compass so badly that they dehumanise life in this way, and dress up as ‘treatment’ the manipulation of fragile patients.The answer is that medicine itself has been progressively brutalised under the impact of abortion...

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