Pro Life Campaign accuses Marie Stopes International of “trying to spin their way out” of botched abortion story

Pro Life Campaign accuses Marie Stopes International of “trying to spin their way out” of botched abortion story

Pro Life Campaign accuses Marie Stopes International of “trying to spin their way out” of botched abortion story

5th December 2011

On Friday, a doctor working for Marie Stopes International was struck off the medical register in England for almost killing an Irish woman during a botched abortion. The General Medical Council withdrew Dr Phanuel Dartey’s licence to practice after he carried out a number of other botched procedures on women including the abortion which led to the woman suffering a perforated uterus and where parts of the unborn baby were left inside her following the procedure.

Pro Life Campaign spokesperson, Dr Ruth Cullen, this afternoon, accused Marie Stopes International of “trying to spin their way” out of the scandal “rather than facing up to the reality of what actually happened.”

Dr Cullen said “claims that this was an ‘isolated incident’ lack credibility as it comes in the wake of other high profile examples of malpractice involving abortion clinics. The reality is that contrary to the pro-choice slogan of abortion being ‘safe legal and rare’ many women suffer severe negative consequences following abortion.”

Referring to the recent research published in periodicals like the British Journal of Psychiatry, Dr Cullen said “in addition to the death of the babies aborted, one peer-reviewed study after another is showing how abortion places significant numbers of women at increased risk of a range of mental health problems.” [1]

“Groups like Marie Stopes are clearly in denial. An open and honest debate on the stark reality of what legalised abortion actually entails is long-overdue,” Dr Cullen concluded.

Read the Irish Independent report on the story here