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Some abortion procedures suspended at Marie Stopes clinics

By Sarah Mac Donald - 21 August, 2016

“Women have been kept in the dark for far too long about poor standards of care at Marie Stopes clinics" - PLC.

Cora Sherlock, PLC

Cora Sherlock, PLC

The Pro Life Campaign has said action should have been taken following death of woman from Ireland in 2012 after undergoing abortion at Marie Stopes clinic in Britain.

Reports this weekend about poor standards of care for women at Marie Stopes abortion clinics have come as no surprise PLC stated.

The PLC comments follow the suspension of some abortion procedures at Marie Stopes clinics in Britain after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission which raised serious concerns on health and safety grounds.

Responding to the news, Cora Sherlock of the Pro Life Campaign said, “Women have been kept in the dark for far too long about poor standards of care at Marie Stopes clinics.”

She said nothing was done after a woman from Ireland died in 2012 immediately after an abortion in a Marie Stopes clinic in London.

A year before another woman almost died following a botched abortion at a Marie Stopes clinic, the PLC spokeswoman claimed.

She added that pro-choice groups had closed ranks to protect the good name of the abortion industry rather than putting women’s health first. “That’s the only conclusion one can draw from what has been happening,” Cora Sherlock said. .

“Avoiding ‘bad press’ appears more important to some than informing women about the very real threats to their health and lives. At last a spotlight is being put on the problem but I have little confidence much will change given the deep-seated reluctance to challenge the abortion industry in any meaningful way.”

“Even today Marie Stopes is being presented to the public as a health care provider when in truth it performs procedures that end the lives of innocent defenceless unborn babies and cause intense hurt and heartbreak for the many women who end up regretting their abortions.”

She added, “Regarding today’s media reports that the George Soros owned Open Society Foundation intends to fund pro-choice groups in Ireland to help dismantle the Eighth Amendment.”

“What’s most unsettling about the Soros story is the brash arrogant way this outside group is planning not just to fund pro-choice groups here but also to co-ordinate their efforts to bring about changes to the law in Ireland.

That’s gross interference in the affairs of this country no matter how pro-choice groups try to spin it. The refusal of the Abortion Rights Campaign to state how much money they have received or are in the process of receiving from this overseas political body is unacceptable.

They have a duty to come clean on the amount they have already received and are earmarked to receive over the next few years.”

The abortion provider suspended terminations under general anaesthetic, and to under 18s, following inspections by healthcare inspectors.

The Care Quality Commission raised concerns about patient safety before Marie Stopes International suspended a number of services.

The CQC said it would continue to monitor the services affected very closely and would not hesitate to take further action, if needed.

Each year 70,000 women are treated within Marie Stopes’ centres.

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