Head of abortion chain laments that doctors don’t want to perform abortions

By Sarah Terzo

Ann Furedi

Ann Furedi

Ann Furedi, head of the largest chain of abortion clinics in England, talks about how few doctors want to start performing abortions:

“There is a real crisis looming. Unless we can address the problem and motivate doctors to train in abortion, we may well face a situation in five years’ time in which women’s access to abortion is severely restricted. It is our biggest headache.”

Many doctors felt that, with contraception freely available on the NHS there was “no excuse” for women who got pregnant accidentally. Ms Furedi said: “They say, ‘why should we use our skills to clear up the mess?’ It is a very naïve view – unplanned pregnancy occurs for all sorts of reasons.”

Jeremy Lauranc, “ABORTION CRISIS AS DOCTORS REFUSE TO PERFORM SURGERY”: The Independent, April 16, 2007.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission. Sarah Terzo is a pro-life author, member of Secular Pro-Life and PLAGAL, and creator of the ClinicQuotes website.