Death of woman following Marie Stopes abortion in Britain “raises major questions”, says Pro Life Campaign

Death of woman following Marie Stopes abortion in Britain “raises major questions”, says Pro Life Campaign

Death of woman following Marie Stopes abortion in Britain “raises major questions”, says Pro Life Campaign

22nd July 2013

The Pro Life Campaign has said the tragic death of a woman from Ireland after undergoing an abortion in England in 2012 “raises major questions about the safety of abortion in certain clinics in addition to the obvious disregard for unborn life that abortion involves."

“This tragic story is not the first incident of a life-endangering situation involving an Irish woman at a Marie Stopes clinic”, Cora Sherlock of the Pro Life Campaign said.

“In December 2011, Dr Phanuel Dartey was struck off the General Medical Register in Britain for almost killing an Irish woman after performing a botched abortion at the Marie Stopes clinic in Ealing, London.

“In this latest story, the woman who died had no life-threatening condition before the abortion but developed grave complications within hours of the procedure. It raises very serious questions about the safety of abortion in certain clinics.

“It is disturbing the way some people are trying to use this tragic story to continue the push for abortion in Ireland when it is obvious the focus should be on what happened in the Marie Stopes clinic leading to her death.

“While official figures suggest that abortion in Britain is relatively safe for women, there have been several reports and incidents recently that challenge this claim.”

Ms Sherlock concluded: “We offer our sincere condolences to her husband and family over their terrible loss.”