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Abortion “a rite of passage into motherhood” claims “Honouring abortion” event organiser

An event is being held in Australia to “honour abortion as a rite of passage into motherhood”.

To be held in Sydney later this year the event is titled “Honouring Abortion ~ A Healing Circle + Ceremony” and describes abortion as “[m]any women’s initiation into motherhood”.

In the online advert for the event, the organiser says “Together in circle, we will honour abortion as a rite of passage into motherhood”.

The organiser says that “[s]urrounding [abortion] there may be unacknowledged grief, shame, silence, confusion, disbelief or shock”.

At the same time as “honouring abortion”, the event purports to give those present a chance to “honour the unborn” and describes abortion as a rite of passage.

Abortion regret

Many women who have had abortions say they regret them after the fact. 

In a BBC interview in 2019 on the Victoria Derbyshire programme, a woman said that she “wasn’t well informed… when I came out of Marie Stopes… the first thing that went through my mind was ‘Where’s my baby, what’s happened to the body of my baby?’ And I kept asking myself that question”.

After the abortion, she was escorted to the recovery room by a nurse. She was “sobbing” because she was in so much pain and the nurse said to her, “You silly girl, don’t you know what you’ve done?”.

The woman said how that put a shockwave through her system and made her so depressed.

Pro-life activist, Rachel Mackenzie, has talked about her personal experience of having two abortions. She told marchers at March for Life in Dublin last September “I know what abortion regret feels like, like countless others do. It’s time that politicians acknowledged that people like me exist”.

Right To Life UK spokesperson Catherine Robinson said “This is a strange and sad event which simultaneously recognises that abortion is a tragic event whilst also suggesting that it should be honoured”.

Dear reader,

You may be surprised to learn that our 24-week abortion time limit is out of line with the majority of European Union countries, where the most common time limit for abortion on demand or on broad social grounds is 12 weeks gestation.

The latest guidance from the British Association of Perinatal Medicine enables doctors to intervene to save premature babies from 22 weeks. The latest research indicates that a significant number of babies born at 22 weeks gestation can survive outside the womb, and this number increases with proactive perinatal care.

This leaves a real contradiction in British law. In one room of a hospital, doctors could be working to save a baby born alive at 23 weeks whilst, in another room of that same hospital, a doctor could perform an abortion that would end the life of a baby at the same age.

The majority of the British population support reducing the time limit. Polling has shown that 70% of British women favour a reduction in the time limit from 24 weeks to 20 weeks or below.

Please click the button below to sign the petition to the Prime Minister, asking him to do everything in his power to reduce the abortion time limit.