Nice while we knew you, Britannia

Posted: February 27, 2011 by aliceaitch in FAIL Britannia!, Nanny State

Great Britain is doing its best to flush itself down a toilet.

The draft guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is for all doctors, nurses and counsellors advising women contemplating terminations.

Its first recommendation on “what women need to know” instructs health professionals: “Women should be advised that abortion is generally safer than continuing a pregnancy to term.”

I’m guessing the Muslim population in Great Britain, which has been growing at a rate “ten times faster than the rest of society,” isn’t going to be heeding this advice. We’re going to see an entirely different face on Britain in the not-too-distant future.

And then there’s the issue that the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is minimizing the psychological damage of abortion, both from the standpoint of what abortion does to a mother and what devaluing the helpless does to society as a whole.  Apparently the coochie docs feel they know better than the Royal College of Psychiatrists on this one:
Prof Patricia Casey, a consultant psychiatrist and fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: “The message this sends out is very worrying. There are more than 30 studies showing an association between psychological trauma and abortion.”

I don’t suppose any of this has to do with the fact that it’s cheaper for the state to pay for an abortion than to pay for medical care for a person throughout their life?  That doesn’t factor in at all, does it?
  1. alexthechick says:

    That’s not “prochoice” that’s antilife.

  2. chad98036 says:

    Well strictly from the numbers point of view that bit about abortion vs. pregnancy and safety is correct. Somewhere I have my notes from when I did my Ob/Gyn rotation in IDC school and the number of things that can go wrong in a pregnancy and be detrimental to the health of a mother are astounding. Deaths and permanent non-psychological harm from an abortion are pretty rare.

    If I recall the numbers correctly something like 33% of pregnancies never go to term because of miscarriages. That seems high but most miscarriages occur in the first couple weeks before the woman ever knows she is pregnant.

    That doesn’t mean that the method of presentation that the RCOG has chosen isn’t extremely misleading. As ATC says it has crossed the line from pro-choice to anti-life.

  3. chad98036 says:

    Personally abortion isn’t one of my hot button issues, I am just pointing out that factually what the recommendation says is correct, and agreeing with a previous observation that this seems to cross the advocacy line. Other than that I really don’t care much about this topic.

  4. Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder says:

    “Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith.”

  5. MikeD says:

    “Women should be advised that abortion is generally safer than continuing a pregnancy to term.”

    I will point out that the statement above is untrue for the fetus. They have nearly a 100% death rate from abortion which is vastly higher than for continuing to term.

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