UK’s Biggest Abortion Provider Shut Down

News: Life and Family
by Rodney Pelletier  •  •  August 23, 2016   

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LONDON ( - A U.K. abortion giant is being forced by health regulators to stop its work owing to patient safety concerns.

On August 12, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), an independent health organization, is suspending certain abortion services at abortion mills across the United Kingdom run by Marie Stopes International (MSI).

With the tagline "Children by choice, not chance," MSI pushes abortion and contraception services throughout the world. Marie Stopes was an early 20th-century eugenicist and is considered Margaret Sanger's British counterpart.

Inspections were carried out at abortion mills throughout the United Kingdom, but MSI mills got the CQC's immediate attention. After preliminary investigations, CQC inspectors made a surprise inspection of MSI corporate headquarters and its call center.

A CQC press release notes the shutdown "relate[s] to poor governance arrangements which have given rise to specific immediate concerns relating to the lack of assurance in MSI, in areas such as consent and safeguarding and the lack of assurance in relation to training and competence in conscious sedation and general anaesthesia."

As a result, MSI cannot provide abortions for women under 18 years old, surgical abortions beyond 12 weeks, and the MSI mill in Norwich is to be closed altogether.

The Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals at the Care Quality Commission commented, "Given the nature of the concerns we identified on our inspections, it is right that Marie Stopes International has suspended a number of its services. … We will continue to monitor these services very closely and we will not hesitate to take further action, if needed."

The press release further notes that "the Government has informed Marie Stopes International that Ministers will not give approval for further clinics — in accordance with their statutory role — to offer termination services until the CQC are satisfied that their concerns have been fully addressed."

Meanwhile, women seeking abortions are being directed to other mills in the United Kingdom.

Abortion clinics in the United States have a consistent track record of filthy and unsafe conditions — and not just for the child who is being killed. In February, reported about the Life Center (TLC) in South Bend, Indiana exposing a local abortion mill, Women's Pavilion. TLC is accusing the Indiana State Department of Health of halfheartedly pursuing complaints related to health violations reaching back to 2006. Although the mill closed its doors on March 18, the abortionist working there has yet to face any criminal charges.

The U.S. government has consistently refused to impose standards on abortion mills, allowing thousands of health violations to remain, endangering the lives of women seeking abortion services.


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