Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese,
1 Mar 2011
Pro-life campaigners and many doctors are outraged by UK gynaecologists who have recommended that abortion is generally safer than continuing a pregnancy to term.
The recommendations from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, which would be given to doctors, nurses and counsellors advising pregnant women, also says women should be told that most do not suffer any psychological harm following abortions.
Pro-Life Alliance spokesperson in the UK, Josephine Quintavalle said the college was "manipulating evidence" to promote a pro-choice message.
"I don't believe that most women considering abortions are worried it will kill them or are worrying about dying in childbirth; this is a blatant attempt to force an absurdly liberal agenda on women when they are at their most vulnerable."
Following the response from other doctors as well as pro-lifers, the College is looking again at their recommendations.
Meantime Pope Benedict XV1 has told a meeting of the Pontifical Academy for Life,abortion is not the answer to economic difficulties or health problems.