“Unwitting stooge” of abortion extremists: BMA votes for decriminalisation

Jun 27, 2017 by

from SPUC;

The BMA has “a moral duty to speak out against abuses of ethics and human rights” – but has voted to strip rights from the unborn.

The British Medical Association’s (BMA) membership has voted to make the decriminalisation of abortion official policy.

Delegates at the meeting (which can be viewed online) voted in favour of motion 50, proposed by Dr Coral Jones of the City & Hackney Division, which calls for a change in the law, effectively decriminalising abortion on demand, for any reason, up to 28 weeks.

Human rights abuses?

In his opening report, Dr John Chisholm, who chairs the BMA medical ethics committee, said that the BMA has “a moral duty to speak out against abuses of ethics and human rights”. However, when it came to summing up the debate, he only spoke about the arguments in favour of the motion. Dr Peter Saunders of the Christian Medical Fellowship tweeted: “John Chisholm has misled the #ARM2017 about both conscience and upper limits as both would fall with the abortion act if decriminalised.”

Odds stacked

The BMA represents two-thirds of Britain’s doctors and delegates had been instructed to read a 52-page discussion paper which claims to be neutral, although it has been jointly prepared by several of the doctors in favour of decriminalising abortions including Professor Wendy Savage and Professor Emily Jackson, a radically pro-choice medical lawyer.

Professor Savage, who has previously said she supports sex-selective abortion, was one of the medics speaking in favour of the motion.

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