Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Shame on the BMA

The number of abortions carried out in England and Wales has been steadily increasing from the moment it was legalised 40 years ago.

In 1968, the first year after abortion was legalised, just over 22,000 terminations were carried out. In 2006 the figure was a staggering 193,700. (Source:

The vast majority of abortions - almost 97% - are because of "injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman" - a broad category which covers almost every cause of an unwanted pregnancy.

And what does the BMA call for in response? To relax the rules even further and to make access to abortion even easier.

They should be ashamed of themselves.


Ben Stevenson said...

There was a petition to the BMA which collected 10,000 signatures.

If you haven't already signed it, it might not be to late to sign the petition.

Mike said...

Many thanks, Ben. I did sign the petition.

As it says on the web site, "Why won’t the BMA consult its members? Far more BMA members have signed this petition than were present at Torquay, so that barest of victories there is of limited significance."