UK: Governments Can’t Stop Abortion – We Can Help Make It Safe


04/09/2016, Huffington Post UK

Ann Furedi, Chief executive of British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)

Our bodies are our own. And yet when a woman wishes to end a pregnancy, this basic law of civilized society that we teach to infants, is suspended. Her body becomes subject to someone else’s control.

As soon as she misses a period, she loses the right to make decisions about that body. If she is in England, Wales or Scotland - she must ask a doctor to make that decision for her - and they in turn must find another doctor who agrees to provide the treatment to end her pregnancy. However early in pregnancy it is, however straightforward that treatment, it can only lawfully be performed in a specialist clinic or hospital.

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Source: Huffington Post UK