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Pro-abortion group puts women’s health at risk by encouraging them to lie to doctors

A pro-abortion lobby group in Northern Ireland which produced a leaflet advising women not to tell doctors they have taken an abortion pill if they develop complications, has been described as “reckless” by a retired doctor.

The leaflet, distributed by Alliance for Choice in Derry, told women “you can access health care at your local A&E, but do not tell them you have used the pills. Just say you are having a miscarriage.”

The former GP and recently elected councillor for the Aontu party, Anne McCloskey criticised this advice saying: “The only way we can treat people effectively is if we know what is going on…It is reckless to tell women who have taken abortion pills to deliberately withhold information from doctors.”

She said that it was an “insult” to suggest that doctors will make value judgements on a patient. Health care professionals do not judge patients but she emphasised how important it was that doctors were in possession of all the relevant medical information in order to be able to treat their patients properly.

“[N]o matter who comes for treatment, they will get the best the NHS can offer them to treat them,” McCloskey said.

Alliance for Choice spokeswoman, Goretti Horgan, denied the leaflet encouraged women to lie to doctors, despite the actual content of the leaflet.

The pro-abortion groups action comes at the same time as an attempt by Westminster to forceone of the most extreme abortion regimes in the world on Northern Ireland. If Westminster are successful, there will be no law or regulation on abortion at all, until the 28th week of pregnancy. In which case, abortion will be available for any reason up until that point.

Right To Life UK spokesperson, Clare McCarthy, said:

“If there are any complications in taking any strong drugs it is obviously important that a doctor knows exactly what was taken.

“If a doctor is unable to diagnose what is wrong with a patient –  and this could prove very difficult if a patient deliberately lies and conceals important information from them –  it will be much harder to effectively treat the patient.”

“Alliance for Choice are being incredibly irresponsible by telling women to do just that. They are actively putting women at risk by telling them to lie to their doctors.”

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Dear reader

In 2020, the UK Government imposed an extreme abortion regime on Northern Ireland, which included a provision that legalised abortion right up to birth for disabilties including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot.

A new Bill has been launched at the Northern Ireland assembly that will remove the current provision that allows abortion for ‘severe fetal impairment’.

It is under these grounds in the regulations that babies with disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot can currently be singled out for abortion in Northern Ireland because of their disability and can be aborted right up to birth.

Before the new abortion regime was imposed on Northern Ireland in 2020, disability-selective abortion for conditions such as Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot was not legal and there was a culture of welcoming and supporting people with these disabilities rather than eliminating them.

This is reflected directly in the latest figures (2016) from the Department of Health in Northern Ireland, which show that while there were 52 children born with Down’s syndrome in Northern Ireland, in the same year only 1 child from Northern Ireland with Down’s syndrome was aborted in England and Wales. 

This contrasts with the situation in the rest of the United Kingdom where disability-selective abortion has been legal since 1967.

The latest available figures show that 90% of children diagnosed with Down’s syndrome before birth are aborted in England and Wales.

We are, therefore, asking people like you to take 30 seconds of your time and add your support to the campaign to stop abortion up to birth for disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot in Northern Ireland.

If you live in Northern Ireland: 
Ask your MLAs to vote to stop abortion up to birth for disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot:

If you live outside Northern Ireland: 
Show your support by signing this petition in support of the Bill:

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