Flaws in abortion legislation exposed – PLC

“Abortion is not a treatment for suicidal feelings”

According to the Pro-Life Campaign (PLC) the “horror and deep seated flaws” in the Government’s abortion legislation has been highlighted by media reports this week of a baby being delivered prematurely by Caesarean Section after the mother was denied an abortion.

A pregnant woman who claimed she was suicidal was reported as having requested an abortion under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, and while two psychiatrists acceded to her request, the obstetrician on the three-person panel argued that, given how far on the pregnancy was, the baby should be delivered by Caesarean Section.

“Reports that an unborn baby was recently delivered at 25 weeks, citing provisions in the new abortion Act, underlines the horror and deep seated flaws of the Government’s legislation,” said PLC spokesperson, Dr Ruth Cullen. “To induce a pregnancy at such an early stage inevitably puts the baby at risk of serious harm, such as brain damage, blindness or even death.”

She said “abortion is not a treatment for suicidal feelings” yet the Government “pressed ahead and railroaded through legislation”.