UK Greenlights DIY Abortions From Home During Pandemic

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by Paul Murano  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  March 30, 2020   

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LONDON (ChurchMilitant.com) – The latest decision put forth by the British government now allows the killing of preborn babies from home. Tens of thousands of children whose lives would have been spared during the viral pandemic will instead meet their death by abortion.

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As Church Militant reported last week, the British government had withdrawn a directive allowing women to abort their babies at home, hours after such an allowance was published on the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) website. 

No explanation was given for the withdrawal, other than "There will be no changes to abortion regulations" — informing the public that there will be no change in policy, and that women seeking to terminate their preborn children still had to visit a hospital.

This week that reversal has been reversed.

A spokesperson for the DHSC has confirmed the government was "updating" its guidance for women who seek abortion but cannot access a clinic due to measures put in place to stem the spread of the Wuhan virus.

The move is a temporary one, limited to two years or whenever the virus crisis is over. Following a telephone call or e-consultation with a doctor, a woman will be sent two abortion pills that, when taken, will terminate her child, ensuring that the baby will be born dead.

We're really pleased that the government has acted on this. It will make a huge difference to women's health and well-being in the current climate.

This move is being made as Britain's stay at home order remains in place, which was promulgated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who himself has tested positive for the Wuhan virus.

Clare Murphy, director of external affairs at British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), stated: "This is a very safe and simple measure that will dramatically improve women's access to care at this time of national crisis. We're really pleased that the government has acted on this. It will make a huge difference to women's health and well-being in the current climate."

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She continued, "Women in coerced relationships simply can't leave the house secretly in the current climate, in the way that they used to be able to. These women are effectively trapped at home."

Dr. Jonathan Lord, medical director for Marie Stopes UK, an international organization that provides contraception and abortion in countries around the world, said in a statement: "The government's decision to allow women in England to take both sets of early medical abortion pills at home during the COVID-19 crisis shows that they value both women's health and that of hardworking abortion care staff, who have continued to deliver essential health care, despite a global health pandemic."

Referring to how the double-reversal came about, Lord said, "This would not have happened without such a mobilized and quick campaign from health experts, campaigners and journalists alike, that made it impossible for the government to deny the medical and moral force of the case for early abortion care at home."

As Church Militant had reported, "the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) — the United Kingdom's largest abortion provider — retaliated against the government's backpedaling, inciting its pro-abort supporters to write to their members of Parliament and have the order reinstated."

This would not have happened without such a mobilized and quick campaign from health experts, campaigners and journalists alike.

Dave Brennan, Executive Director of Brephos, which works to educate churches on pro-life issues, said that if the British government had not allowed home abortions during this time of crisis they would have saved 44,000 babies in the next three months. The Wuhan virus would have saved more human beings in Britain than it killed.

Before the second reversal was implemented, allowing for DIY abortions from home, Andy Stephenson, CEO and founder of CBR UK, told Church Militant that "the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform UK and its affiliates across the globe will be displaying large images on the brutality of DIY abortions to shine a light on the cruel deception of the abortion industry, i.e. medical abortions are just a 'simple procedure' that makes 'your problem' disappear."

Despite the campaign displaying the brutal truth, danger and grotesque nature of DIY prenatal homicides from home, U.K. observers note the British government has caved to the pressure, and that tens of thousands of preborn children will never live out their lives in this world.

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