Midwives Chiefs call the police as mum and 17 month old toddler deliver 10,000 name petition
The leaders of the country’s midwives called the police as a mum and her 17-month-old daughter delivered a 10,000 signature petition to their London HQ.
SPUC supporters were earlier told they were trespassing on the steps of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) offices in Marylebone when they rang the front doorbell.
As uniformed officers descended on the scene John Smeaton, the astonished chief executive of SPUC said:
“This is quite a disproportionate situation. All we were trying to do was peacefully and politely present our petition which has the support of thousands of our members and which objects to the RCM’s leadership deciding to support abortion.
“It seems incredible that police time was wasted over such an innocuous matter and demonstrates how sensitive to criticism the RCM is over this matter.”
Extreme abortion campaign
The petition was launched last year after Professor Cathy Warwick, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives, who is also chair of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, sparked outrage last year when she unilaterally signed up the RCM’s 30,000 midwives to an extreme abortion campaign.
Her controversial initiative resulted in condemnation from many RCM members, and SPUC launched a petition calling for her resignation.
Amid mounting criticism over her support for the full decriminalisation of abortion on demand up to birth, Prof Warwick announced in January that she plans to retire from her RCM post at the end of August 2017.
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