Tuesday, 8 February 2011

RCOG proposes to deny abortion risks

Maria Stops Abortion, the blog of the Good Counsel Network has posted on the consultation launched by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists on their proposed guidelines for the care of women requesting induced abortion. See: RCOG Guidelines Want All Medics to Deny Abortion Has Serious Risks

Here is a link to the text of the proposed guidelines. Claire McCullogh gives a few examples of the "care" that is proposed for women:
  • Women should be informed that induced abortion is not associated with an increase in breast cancer.
  • Women should be informed that there are no proven associations between induced abortion and subsequent ectopic pregnancy, placenta praevia or infertility.
  • Women should be informed that induced abortion is associated with a small increase in risk of subsequent preterm birth, which increases with the number of abortions.
  • Women should be informed that most women who have abortions do not experience adverse psychological sequelae.
There is also some suggested reading in relation to the above:
Rachel's Vineyard
Abortion Breast Cancer

The RCOG proposed guidelines are worrying in the dictatorship of relativism. It is not simply a question of recommending that women be informed that there are no serious risks to them in having an abortion. It is likely that those who do not follow the guidelines, and do inform women of the risks will be at risk in their professional career.

If you are a doctor, nurse, midwife or other healthcare professional, may I encourage you to respond to the consultation. The closing date for submissions is February 18th.
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