Culture of death, death of culture.
Nothing makes the case better than the recommendation of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists that all pregnant women should be told that having an abortion is safer than having the baby. For real.
The advice, which would be given to women considering terminations, has caused anger, with anti-abortion campaigners accusing doctors’ leaders of forcing an “absurdly liberal agenda” on women in a vulnerable situation.
The draft guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is for all doctors, nurses and counsellors advising women contemplating terminations.
Its first recommendation on “what women need to know” instructs health professionals: “Women should be advised that abortion is generally safer than continuing a pregnancy to term.”
The guidance also says that women who are deciding whether to have an abortion must be told that most do not suffer any psychological harm. Until now, their advice has been that while rates of psychiatric illness and self-harm in women are higher among those who had an abortion, there was no evidence that termination itself was likely to trigger psychological problems.
While few dispute that terminations carry fewer physical risks to a woman than those of pregnancy, the impact of abortions on psychological health is highly contentious.
Never before has official advice to doctors and nurses in Britain instructed them to use such comparisons to help pregnant women decide whether to keep a child.
Sorry, leaving aside the mental health ramifications, the idea that abortions carry fewer physical risks to a woman than those of pregnancy is absurd, not only for the murdered baby, but the mother as well.
This is how muddled the thinking must become to continue to justify such an horrific act. When the necessary evil inevitably becomes a good in and of itself, Satan’s face is revealed in full.