“We need to stop pretending that abortion treats suicide ideation” – Sherlock
The Pro Life Campaign said today that it is “incredible the speed at which pro-choice advocates jump to conclusions without even having basic facts to hand.”
The PLC was commenting on the reaction of some to a newspaper report today about a girl who did not receive an abortion under the 2013 Abortion Act. It is claimed that her treating psychiatrist felt that an abortion was not the “solution” for her.
Commenting earlier, Cora Sherlock of the Pro Life Campaign said:
“At this stage, we don’t know the full facts of this case and it is grossly irresponsible for pro-choice campaigners to be using this case as another opportunity to attack the Eighth Amendment.
“We need to stop pretending that abortion treats suicide ideation or any mental health condition. This false claim was enshrined in the 2013 law which has failed women and babies and will continue to do so until our laws reflect the peer-reviewed evidence in this area.
“In all the commentary today, there hasn’t been a word from the pro-choice side about the unborn baby. I find it troubling that the baby never seems to feature in pro-choice considerations. At the heart of this story is a mother and her baby boy or girl and we should be concerned for the welfare of both.”
“Modern ultra-sound technology illuminates how amazingly well developed the baby is, even from a very early stage. It appears pro-choice advocates believe none of this matters.
“I think the public are starting to see through the way pro-choice advocates use just about anything to find an angle that they can use to undermine the Eighth Amendment,” she concluded.