The Pro Life Campaign has said that the launch of an abortion aftercare helpline by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service is an attempt “to ignore the unborn baby entirely, and normalise a procedure which is life-ending, not life-saving.”
Commenting on the launch, PLC spokesperson Cora Sherlock said:
“If BPAS were serious about helping women, they would work on providing alternatives to abortion, which ends the life of an unborn child and very often leaves a woman suffering serious trauma. This helpline is a further attempt by BPAS to ignore the unborn baby entirely, and normalise a procedure which is life-ending, not life-saving.
“Those who take the time to listen to the testimonies of women who deeply regret their abortions would realise that it is the abortion procedure itself that causes this grief over the loss of a child and not the location of the abortion clinic.
“It is also very difficult to take abortion providers seriously when they comment on women’s health given that they are still not prepared to call on the Irish Family Planning Association to explain why their counsellors were found to be coaching women on how to import illegal abortion pills and take them without medical supervision. Now that these pills are once again being discussed in the Irish media, those at the head of the tax-funded IFPA must explain to the Irish public why they allowed this disregard for women’s health to go on in their clinics.”