Dr Marie Stopes was a founder of the eugenics movement and believed that disabled people should not be allowed to be born. In 1920 Stopes demanded “the sterilisation of those totally unfit for parenthood be made an immediate possibility, indeed made compulsory.” Far before Hitler’s Germany, Stopes was calling for the mandatory sterilisation of parents who were diseased, addicted or guilty of anti-social behaviour.
In 1935, Stopes attended the International Conference for Population science in Berlin held under Nazi auspices. Here, she called for selective breeding in order to achieve racial purity. In 1939, she wrote to Adolf Hitler, sending some of her love poems:
“Dear Herr Hitler, Love is the greatest thing in the world: so will you accept from me these (poems) that you may allow the young people of your nation to have them?”
It is well known that Hitler did in fact bring into action many ideas that Stopes had been proposing for decades. In 1952, Stopes was involved in the creation of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, believing that no society, “should allow the diseased, the racially-negligent, the careless, the feeble-minded, and the very lowest and worst members of the community to produce innumerable tens of thousands of warped and inferior infants.”
In Radiant Motherhood (1920), Marie Stopes called for the sterilization of those totally unfit for parenthood to be made an immediate possibility, indeed made compulsory.
In the control of Parenthood (1920), Marie Stopes said that “I would legislate compulsory sterilization of the insane, feeble minded… revolutionaries… half castes.” Stopes even cut her son Harry out of her will for marrying a near sighted woman.
2/ Marie Stopes employees have boasted about providing illegal abortions all over the world
This video shows, At the Global Safe Abortion conference held in London 2007, Paul Cornellisson, Marie Stopes Program Director for South Africa, admits that his organization promotes illegal abortion all over the world.
3/ Millions of pounds of taxpayer’s money is used to pay for abortions in the United Kingdom
The total number of abortions for women in England and Wales in 2013 was 185,331. 98% of these abortions were completely funded by the NHS.
The cost of a private abortion at BPAS (2012-3) was between £545 and £1,695. Marie Stopes International (MSI) reports an income of £250 million (not just from the UK). Thirty three employees of MSI earned between £60,000 to £100,000 a year.
It is abundantly evident who has the most to gain from women choosing to have abortions, who has the vested financial interest and who wants to actually increase the total number of women having abortions. Abortion providers should publicly announce their conflict of interests. Policy makers should be acutely aware of the drive of the abortion providers to increase the number and value of abortions because their business depends on it. This profitable trade operates under the protection of a bestowed charitable status. In 2011, it was admitted that Government spending on abortion was £30 million higher than originally thought. In 2012, it was reported that £1 million a week of taxpayer’s money is spent on repeat abortions.
A former administrator at the Raleigh abortion clinic in Brixton stated:
“The more people you got booked in for terminations the better your bonus would be; then there were the consultations…girls would come in expecting to discuss it with a doctor but the clinic would use nurses because it would save time…the nurses would get them over with within ten minutes… I was under pressure to ensure people had their terminations there so that Marie Stopes could keep the money.” (The Mail on Sunday 4/9/05)
4/ The relationship between abortion and the law continues to be dubiously interpreted
In September 2013, The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said it will not pursue a prosecution of two doctors who agreed to arrange illegal abortions; in effect making it legal to abort babies based upon their gender. In March 2012 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) undertook a series of unannounced inspections at abortion clinics across the country. They found that 1 in 5 clinics were in some way not following proper standards. The biggest problem they found was the mass ‘pre-signing’ of consent forms by doctors, i.e. authorising women to have abortions without even reviewing their cases. Ann Furedi said that the 1967 Abortion Act was a ‘grey area.’ Dr Patricia Lohr, a medical director at BPAS described performing abortions as ‘extremely gratifying.’
5/ Some women have died at the hands of abortionists, not to mention botched abortions.
An Irish woman who travelled to England for an abortion died in January 2012 following a legal abortion. She had a heart attack caused by “extensive internal blood loss” hours after having the abortion. In December 2011, Dr Phanuel Dartey was struck of the General Medical Register in Britain for almost killing an Irish woman after performing a botched abortion at the Marie Stopes clinic in Ealing, London. Marie Stopes accused one of their employees of performing obscene sexual acts during abortion procedures. A Daily Mail article of 15 November 2011 tells of another Marie Stopes doctor who performed botched surgery on five patients after claiming he could use laser surgery to revolutionise their sex lives.
6/ The issue of informed consent is absurdly addressed by abortion providers
The NHS Choices websites describes informed consent as “Informed: the person must be given full information about what the treatment involves, including the benefits and risks, whether there are reasonable alternative treatments, and what will happen if treatment does not go ahead. Healthcare professionals should not withhold information just because it may upset or unnerve the person.”
Abortionists desire to be seen as mainstream healthcare providers but enjoy a level of privilege that we would never accept in real healthcare.
7/ One London abortuary is based in a former Christian house of prayer and healing
Marie Stopes in Ealing is based in the former Chapel House of Dorothy Kerin. The building was formerly a home of Christian healing.