Over 1,000 doctors reject BMA abortion decriminalization motion 50 – this is why

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Yesterday we reposted Dr. Saunders’ brilliant “Reflections on the BMA’s vote to ‘decriminalize’ abortion – ten key observations.”  The essay was comprised of his analysis of the British Medical Association’s decision, the result of which means all abortions would be legal. The following post preceded that June 27 vote …

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Reflections on the BMA’s vote to ‘decriminalize’ abortion – ten key observations

By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. On June 27 delegates at the BMA annual representative meeting (ARM) voted to support the decriminalization of abortion. You can listen to the whole …

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New parliamentary report on conscientious objection to abortion calls for widespread changes

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. A new parliamentary report has found that there is ‘widespread and increasing pressure’ on healthcare professionals to participate in abortions which is ‘in …

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British doctors reject neutrality on assisted dying, decision largely ignored in media

By Michael Cook As one might expect, media coverage of assisted dying (aka assisted suicide or euthanasia or the right to die or dignity in dying) is skewed towards ringing-the-changes rather than steady-as-she-goes. In late May The Economist, an outspoken supporter, argued that the British Medical Association (BMA) should adopt a position of neutrality at …

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British Medical Association overwhelmingly opposes move to change position to support assisted suicide

By Dave Andrusko Question: how could you know, just by the length of the first stories in the British press, that the British Medical Association (BMA) had voted against going “neutral” on assisted suicide? Easy. After a spate of stories going back weeks, all of which were intended to convey the message the BMA should …

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BMJ archives demonstrate BMA’s 180 degree turn on abortion to embrace wholeheartedly what it once called ‘the greatest crime’

Editor’s note. This appears on the blog of the Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization. On 25 June in a blog titled ‘BMA still not listening to public or science on late abortion’ I reported on the vote at the British Medical Association annual representative meeting against a motion which sought to provide legal protection …

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