|Abortion draft guidelines slammed as "grossly inept" by pro-life group SPUC|
London, 28 February 2010: Draft guidelines on abortion by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology (RCOG) have been slammed as "grossly inept" by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), a leading pro-life group.Paul Tully, SPUC general secretary, said: "The RCOG draft guidelines play down the physical and psychological side-effects of abortion, discounting the real and serious damage that abortion can cause. Ireland, where abortion is banned, scores the world's best record in maternal health year after year. Chile, where abortion is also banned, has the lowest maternal mortality rate in Latin America."The guidelines are very badly drafted, as they have totally confused Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and totally misunderstood the legal positions in both jurisdictions. This is grossly inept, as such misinformation could be extremely dangerous if followed.Other black marks in the draft guidelines include:
Mr Tully concluded: "The RCOG has long since been an extension of the pro-abortion lobby. Its draft guidelines reflect that institutional bias and should therefore be binned."
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