Department of Health ministers oppose legal and medical acceptance of killing baby girls through abortion

Ministers of the Department of Health and some MPs are publicly opposing the acceptance of killing baby girls through abortion by the Crown Prosecution Service and the British Medical Association. This follows Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecution, justifying his failure to prosecute two doctors caught agreeing to killing baby girls arguing that it was not illegal to perform such abortions. The BMA has also issued guidance to doctors informing them that ”there may be circumstances, in which termination of pregnancy on grounds of fetal sex would be lawful”. The BMA advice continues, ‘It is normally unethical to terminate a pregnancy on the grounds of fetal sex alone. However, it then continues: “The pregnant woman’s views about the effect of the sex of the fetus on her situation and on her existing children should nevertheless be carefully considered. In some circumstances doctors may come to the conclusion that the effects are so severe as to provide legal and ethical justification for a termination,” concludes the guidance.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Ministers of the Department of Health and some MPs are opposed to this expansion of the grounds for abortion by lawyers and doctors:

‘Health ministers have said abortion on the grounds of gender alone is “unacceptable and illegal” in defiance of the Director of Public Prosecutions, who said the law does not “prohibit gender-specific abortions”.

The Department of Health has asked medical regulators to update the advice and guidance on carrying out abortions, amid concerns that Keir Starmer’s decision effectively legalises sex-selective abortions. Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, has asked Dominic Grieve, the Attorney General, for clarification on the issue.

Once the department has received a response from Mr Grieve, the chief medical officer will provide “further clear advice and guidance to doctors to avoid these events occurring again”, according to a letter written by Anna Soubry. Miss Soubry was the public health minister until Monday, when she moved to the Ministry of Defence in the reshuffle.

The department is also working with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to “ensure that all clinicians fully understand the legal requirements” when carrying out abortions. The General Medical Council is also considering what action it could take after The Daily Telegraph’s investigation into sex-selective abortion.

The issue will be debated at Westminster on Wednesday. Dozens of MPs have criticised the medical establishment for seeking to redefine abortion laws.

David Burrowes, the MP for Enfield Southgate, who called for the debate, said he was concerned about the current abortion laws. “The DPP’s [Director of Public Prosecutions] decision makes it very unlikely that anyone could be prosecuted for an abortion-related crime,” he said.

The CPS decided it would not be in “the public interest” to prosecute the two doctors. Mr Starmer published his analysis after serious questions were raised about the CPS’s approach to the inquiry. A spokesman for the Department of Health said: “We have asked the regulators to look at the guidance for clinicians in light of the DPP’s letter.”

Protect the Pope comment: Rightly so some government ministers and some MPs find the prospect of killing baby girls through abortion because they are girls morally abhorrent. It looks like there could be a collision between the government and the powerful abortion industry that is used to having its own way in the corridors of power. We must pray that this sense of moral abhorrence spreads to include the whole reality of abortion and the baby holocaust that has resulted in 1.7 billon babies being killed since the 1970′s.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10365070/Ministers-in-new-row-over-abortion-ruling.html

5 comments to Department of Health ministers oppose legal and medical acceptance of killing baby girls through abortion

  • Karla

    BMA has lost its way morally and ethically by by saying what they have on sex selection abortion. Sex selection abortion is gendercide.

    BTW where are the feminists speaking out against sex selection abortion since it mainly targets girls for abortion?

    • ms Catholic state

      If you are a female under 16, or an adult female of traditional Christian principles….you do not count in the Feminist version of events. In fact…you may not be fully human.

  • Lynda

    If people won’t acknowledge that it is wrong to kill a child because she’s a girl (or he’s a boy), they won’t acknowledge it is wrong to kill for any motivation.

  • Michael B Rooke

    Female infanticide and abortion are linked to the pagan belief system of the namus which is concerned with law, honour and custom in the context of a male dominated tribal  system that validates honour killing,  female infanticide and abortion because not having a son is regarded as dishonourable and loss of face.

    The wiki states “It is important to note that the concept of Namus in respect to sexual integrity of family members is an ancient, exclusively cultural concept which predates Islam, Judaism and Christianity.”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namus

    Although the same article in the wiki states
    “Afghanistan,[13] Iran, Brazil, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Uganda are countries in which “honor killings” occur amongst the holders of Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Sikh, and many other faiths.[10][14][15][16] Namus is still an active cultural force in rural societies.” the sex ratios illustrated by the Indian census shows that female infanticide affects all religious groups except Christianity.

    In December 2012 I posted in Protect the Pope:

    The witness of the Christian and Catholic Church on the subject of abortion and infanticide in India might be noted.

    There is an imbalance in India between men and women. In India there are 35.7 million men for whom there is not a corresponding female.( 2011 Census) .

    Only in the Christian community are there more females than males and the ratio is roughly 50/50.

    In the worst imbalance measured state by state there are only 618 females to 1000 males.
    This would seem to be effect of female foeticide and infanticide

    The State by State ratios of male and female can be found on this link.
    http://www.census2011.co.in/sexratio.php

    Census data by religious community is on this link

    http://censusindia.gov.in/Census_Data_2001/Census_data_finder/C_Series/Population_by_religious_communities.htm

    Only in the Christian population there are more females than male.

    Using the above data, the imbalances by religion expressed as Male – Female as a percentage of the male segment is:

    All Religious Communities 6.71%
    Hindu 6.95%
    Muslim 6.39%
    Christian -0.92%
    Sikh 10.73%
    Buddhist 4.74%
    Jain 5.96%
    Other Religious Communities 0.76%

  • ms Catholic state

    This is a bit of good news I hadn’t heard about. I wonder what Mr Hunt thinks about this, or has he remained silent?! God help us all. The savagery is diabolical.

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