Last week on entering my local Doctor’s surgery I saw a note on the wall from Marie Stopes abortion providers encouraging patients to come to an appointment without seeing their doctor first.
What saddens me most about politics and abortion is the degree in which the democratic and political system is held with such complete contempt.
Trust in politics is at an all time low, and the present Government has a clear track record on treating the political system with complete derision.
During the last Parliament the Department of Health issued new guidance for Doctors on how to comply with the Abortion act.
What actually happened was that Prime Minister David Cameron presided over the largest liberalisation of abortion practice since the passing of the Abortion Act in 1967.
The Health Minister Andrew Lansley, working closely with abortion providers, smuggled in a nurse led abortion service without the issue ever being discussed in Parliament and without the knowledge of most of his own party colleagues.
When the Abortion Act was passed in 1967 it was intended to allow abortion in only a very limited set of circumstances.
In July 2012, without consultation and without informing Parliament, Lansley secretly issued now interim abortion procedures to abortion providers that effectively removed the two doctor requirement. No longer was it necessary for two doctors to see and examine a woman.
There should be no surprise that there is such widespread abuse of the Abortion Act in the form of sex selection abortions, illegal pre-signing of forms and 185,000 abortions a year on spurious mental health grounds. When cabinet ministers and civil servants rewrite laws without reference to proper democratic procedures it is what should be expected.
What is likely to happen is that a publicly funded, nurse led, private abortion service will develop. Private abortion providers topped up with taxpayers money have already grown their share to a majority of all abortions.
In the UK and USA an organisation called EMILY’s List has provided money to pro-abortion Labour women to help secure seats as MPs. Such a process holds the democratic process in contempt, paying for pro-abortion candidates to stand. A cash for policies approach to politics is disgusting, and candidates in such a system commit themselves to pursue pro-abortion objectives when elected to Parliament. Those who receive payments should make this clear so that voters can make an informed decision about suitability of candidates. This kind of behaviour should not be tolerated in British politics and is what led to the end of the political career of Neil Hamilton (whether he was guilty or not).
The Bullying of Parliamentarians
In recent years many Parliamentarians have been bullied during abortion debates. David Cameron was happy to mock Nadine Dorries when she spoke in favour of impartial counselling. Nadine witnessed an aborted baby lying in bedpan struggling to breathe as a nurse. She was routinely bullied when speaking about abortion in the political sphere. David Alton had his office burnt to the ground when it was known he would campaign against abortion. When Parliamentarians are persecuted when speaking about abortion, the political system is further seen with contempt.
The international provision of abortion
Groups such as Marie Stopes International are provided millions of pounds of funding from the British Government. MSI operate in China and show no signs of opposition to the one child policy and seem to operate under the policy. Colleagues have told me how MSI routinely break the law in Nigeria. When the British Government pays and supports organisations to break the law of other countries – it should be considered comparable to terrorism. At a conference in London in 2007, Paul Cornellisson boasted how Marie Stopes promotes illegal abortion all around the world. The sheer arrogance in which the Government can fund such organisations to the tune of millions of pounds a year with little public scrutiny holds the political system in complete contempt. Marie Stopes staff in Kenya admitted to providing illegal abortions in the country, while abortion operations in Zambia were stopped by the Zambian Government.
The local practice of abortion
The local practice of abortion is very different to the debates over legalisation of abortion. The reality of abortion on the local scene in its worst excesses is very ugly. Recently, a colleague witnessed a 14 year old girl, travelling alone to Marie Stopes, sent there by her doctor with no parental consent.
In October 2014, in Melbourne Australia, I witnessed a women with blood covering her trousers exit the Fertility Control Clinic, having just received a botched abortion. She was barely able to speak or walk.
At Marie Stopes in central London, I have witnessed several women unable to walk leaving the abortion centre, some of whom were physically sick on the pavement on leaving and had no assistance from the abortion providers. It has not been unknown to hear screams from inside the building from women in the middle of abortion procedures. It is believed that the centre, which is named after a woman who wrote love letters to Adolf Hitler, closed as they accidently killed one of their patients, only to open a day later to resume operations.
In Ealing, West London, Marie Stopes have ambulances regularly called to the abortion centre (4 in a 40 day time period in 2013), as they arrive to deal with the issue of botched abortions. An Irish woman died in the same centre in January 2012, shortly afterwards, Dr Phanuel Dartey was struck off the General Medical Register in Britain for almost killing a woman in the same centre. Another Marie Stopes employee performed botched surgery on five patients after claiming her could revolutionise their sex lives. Marie Stopes was happy to accuse one of their employees of performing obscene sexual acts during abortion procedures. What turned out was that Marie Stopes were happy to lie in court about events while their former employee was routinely bullied because they were afraid he was a whistleblower.
Recently, an ex-abortion worker wrote to me, telling me about his experience of working in the abortion industry. I was told how the managers make huge bonuses, go on expensive skiing holidays, buy designer clothes and shoes and watch porn during working hours and organise sex themed parties. This is in the United Kingdom! Sadly for my friend, the bullying experienced at work caused enormous problems of personal health. The abortion industry is simple according to my source. You don’t pay taxes because you are a charity, you employ vulnerable doctors and nurses at cheap rates and exploit vulnerable girls from Ireland, Scotland and England. Medical decisions are made by non medical managers. Employees are forced to sign consent forms, often without having seen the patient. Doctors were told to anaesthetise against the protocols of a Royal College and the staff used to boast that the GMC and Royal Colleges were in their pockets. If the abortion industry have friends in the GMC, no wonder they don’t bother to prosecute illegal activity.
Women are as a matter of principle denied informed consent when it comes to abortion. The NHS website describes informed consent as “the person must be given all of the information in terms of 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.”
It is abundantly clear that informed consent is not given in current abortion procedures in this country under any capacity. Many times I have heard how women have been lied to about the physical development of the child in their womb, how they are not told about the physical, psychological or mental risks involved with abortion, and that these concerns are brushed under the carpet with the same kind of procedures that Andrew Lansley brought in. Many are not told about alternative options. Abortion providers regularly do not show the ultrasound pictures of a baby to a woman considering abortion because they know she will be less likely to go ahead with the procedure. Women are rarely shown the reality of abortion prior to a procedure. It is one of the few products that is almost never seen before it is bought. In Buckhurst Hill, abortion providers ensure that chaperones do not enter the building, or are quickly escorted to one side, as Marie Stopes know that women are more likely to have an abortion if they are on their own rather than sitting with a chaperone.
The number of forced abortions that happen in Britain are not insignificant. I have witnessed several attempts at forced abortions. On one occasion, a boyfriend physically forced his girlfriend into the abortion centre, and the police were called. But often, forced abortions are more subtly performed by family members such as mothers, who do everything possible, including psychological pressure, to ensure their child has an abortion. I would argue that this happens daily in the UK. The irony is that many women feel that they have no choice – and that is precisely the reason they are going for an abortion.
Multi million pound organisations lobbying Parliament
The politics, provision and procedures of modern abortion are held by the puppet strings of large powerful organisations which Parliament should hold to account. But sadly the opposite is the case. The failure of the British Parliament to vote against sex selection abortion is a tragic story in our history in which members of the British Parliament held the political system in most contempt. Abortion is in theory a conscience vote, but a three line whip was called by Labour politicians, who prevented the vote from passing. Trade Unions played a strong role in that, while Yvette Cooper apparently stood at the voting line telling her party members how to vote. When eugenics cannot be opposed by democracy – it gives little trust that the system is working properly. With more victims in the British abortion holocaust than other major genocides in recent European history, there is still no end in sight to this tragedy. Abortion is not just a simple medical procedure involving the removal of pregnancy. It is a violent acts that kills an unborn child.