Women who keep their disabled babies face coercion, discrimination and disdain

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Last Monday I attended the second oral evidence session of the Parliamentary ‘Inquiry into Abortion on the Grounds of Disability’ (more background …

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Inquiry into Abortion on the Grounds of Disability – a chance to remove discriminatory laws?

By Philippa Taylor Editor’s note. This appeared this week on the blog of the British Christian Medical Fellowship. For the first time for years a cross Parliamentary group will be thoroughly reviewing the law on abortion for disability, with a particular focus on whether it is discriminatory or not. The Abortion Act 1967 [1] sets …

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Number of abortions for fetal “abnormality” vastly underreported in England and Wales

By Dave Andrusko About four paragraphs into the opening page of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” there are these never to be forgotten lines: “There is no doubt that Marley was dead. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate.” Conversely, nothing about the ugliness …

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