We consider the possibility that the mere experience of pain, without the capacity for self reflection, is morally significant. We believe that fetal pain does not have to be equivalent to a mature adult human experience to matter morally, and so fetal pain might be considered as part of a humane approach to abortion. Derbyshire... Continue Reading →

Six Percent Require Emergency Care.

Gynuity Health Projects, a pro-abortion activist organisation, recently published results from its own study into the safety and efficacy of telemedicine abortion. Two key findings are: Six percent of women using abortion pills at home, subsequently needed hospital treatment because of complications related to the abortion, a rate of 1-in-17.Four percent of women using abortion... Continue Reading →

Non-negligible Risk of Failure.

In its SmPC (summaries of product characteristics), Ranbaxy states that there is a non-negligible risk of medical abortion treatment failure, as follows: The non-negligible risk of failure, which occurs in 4.5 to 7.8% of the cases, makes the follow-up visit mandatory in order to check that abortion is complete.The patient should be informed that surgical... Continue Reading →

Medical Abortion has a 5% failure rate.

Marie Stopes Australia (MSA) says that more than 5% of the medical abortions it provides, fail to complete. Meaning that 1-in-20 women will have fragments of the baby and/or placenta remaining in their womb after taking both sets of the tablets, mifepristone and misoprostol. These women will need to seek further treatment to prevent ongoing... Continue Reading →

Scottish government to assess DIY abortion

The Scottish Government received 5,537 responses to its consultation asking whether its temporary approval for abortion at home by telemedicine should be made permanent or if it would be better to revert to the prior, clinic-based arrangements that were in place before the end of March 2020. Respondents were asked to comment on how this temporary approval... Continue Reading →

What do new abortion figures from Scotland reveal?

On 25 May 2021, Public Health Scotland (PHS) released its official abortion statistics for the year ending December 2020. You may have already read that in 2020 there were a total of 13,815 abortions, the highest annual total since 2008, and that 36% of these were repeat abortions, which continues an increasing trend year-on-year. In this short... Continue Reading →

Do not use my taxes to pay for abortion overseas.

Foreign Aid Budget Cut. MSI Reproductive Choices, International Planned Parenthood Federation, and UNFPA have each lost significant levels of funding from the UK taxpayer. The Government has decided to withhold £131 million of previously agreed funds from UNFPA and has informed MSI and IPPF that £70m expected in June 2021 for its flagship Women’s Integrated... Continue Reading →

LifeStream 21.

Here's my interview with Isabel at March for Life, streamed on 5 June 2021. ...Kevin was engaged as an independent health consultant with Marie Stopes International, helping to develop strategies to increase the number of abortions performed in their centres. After a gradual disillusionment with MSI Kevin walked away from abortion in 2019 and decided... Continue Reading →

How much does the NHS pay BPAS?

Based on data published in its 2020 financial statement,[1] BPAS was paid £37 million by the NHS, largely for its provision of abortion services; the average fee per abortion was approximately £425. We note that BPAS provides other reproductive health services for which it is paid by the NHS, so this calculation is an estimate,... Continue Reading →

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