Dr Calum Miller, the pro-life NHS doctor and research associate at the University of Oxford, has accused the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) of “profoundly dangerous” conduct for sending abortion pills to a woman who was seven months pregnant.
He called for the group to be prosecuted for what they did, saying “the woman and the baby are victims, and BPAS the culprits”.
Challenging BPAS, who are Britain’s largest abortion provider, he asked: “Why did you send pills to kill a viable baby above the legal limit? Why did you make a woman deliver him/her at home with no medical supervision? Doesn’t this sound dangerous to you?”
Dr Miller’s remarks have prompted a wider debate on the matter. BPAS engaged with him on Twitter about the case but when he challenged them about putting women’s lives at risk by sending abortion pills in the post, they did not respond.
After consuming the pills, the woman subsequently delivered a seven-month-old baby. It is unclear at this point whether the baby was born alive but the case is due before Stoke Crown Court.
Rather than face reality and admit their wrongdoing, BPAS is trying to use the case to argue for the full decriminalisation of abortion in England, as the abortion under scrutiny in this case happened beyond the legal upper limit for abortion in the UK.
What the entire story highlights however are the inherent dangers with ‘DIY’ at home abortions which happen without in-person consultation with a medical doctor. The Government here appears intent on maintaining some version of the practice in Ireland, despite earlier assurances that it would cease once Covid restrictions were lifted.
If you haven’t done so already, you can send an instant message to the Minister for Health by clicking here. The message calls on the Minister to withdraw government support for the reckless practice of telemedicine ‘DIY’ abortions.