Doctors Say Abortions Are Safer Than Having A Baby. Really??

Mon, February 28, 2011 11:44am EDT by 13 Comments

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New guidelines from doctors in England persuades women to have abortions. Are they serious!?

18 senior gynecologists, nurses and abortion providers from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London have released new advice saying that pregnant women should be told that having an abortion is safer than delivering a baby. The guidelines also say that “the great majority” of women who terminate their pregnancy will not suffer from psychological problems, like sadness or regret, following the procedure. Hmm, this sounds pretty sketchy to us.

The guideline is still in draft form, but has already horrified medical ethicists and Christian groups, who believe it is forcing an “absurdly liberal agenda” on women facing a tough situation. On the other side though, abortion clinics are obviously supporting the advice and are aiming it at doctors, nurses and counselors who deal with terminations on a daily basis.

“Asking this group to comment objectively and honestly about the physical and psychological consequences of abortion for women is like asking Philip Morris or British American Tobacco to review the health consequences of smoking or McDonald’s to outline the adverse effects of fast food consumption,” Dr. Peter Saunders, of the Christian Medical Fellowship, says, accusing the RCOG of ‘perpetuating a myth’ about the safety of abortion. “There are simply too many financial and ideological vested interests at stake that threaten a fair assessment.”

Other experts say that this “guidance” takes a pro-abortion stance and forgets to truly look into the psychological damage women face after undergoing a termination, specifically the feeling of guilt. ‘The message this sends out is very worrying,” Professor Patricia Casey, a consultant psychiatrist and fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, says. ‘There are more than 30 studies showing an association between psychological trauma and abortion.”

So HollyMoms, what do you think about this? Are these guidelines political and are the sending out a bad message?

–Leigh Blickley

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stupid

Posted at 11:21 PM on June 19, 2011  

GOD gave us the life to live then why are we having abortions

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Jasmine

Posted at 2:15 AM on March 8, 2011  

Yes, SOME women will undergo abortions and feel regret, and sadness and depression.

And SOME women have babies and feel regret, and sadness and depression — its called post postpartum depression.

And SOME woman will have miscarriages and feel regret, and sadness and depression.

And SOME women will wake up and feel regret, and sadness and depression over not becoming a mother.

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Jasmine

Posted at 2:10 AM on March 8, 2011  

Wow how judgmental you’ve all have become, I didn’t realize you were all without sin. I guess I’m the only sinner IN THE WORLD.

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Jasmine

Posted at 2:10 AM on March 8, 2011  

@lizzy — some gifts were meant to be returned.

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Sandy

Posted at 10:43 AM on March 1, 2011  

Stupid christians w/ your “babies are gifts from god”! Do you think rape babies are gifts from god? NO! they are gifts from evil evil men who hurt ladies… I am pro abortion.. if more unfit people had abortions there would be less hungry people in america and less welfare babies

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liz

Posted at 12:01 AM on March 2, 2011  

amen!

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Mama

Posted at 7:42 AM on March 8, 2011  

Yes, even babies conceived from rape are gifts from God. It’s not the baby’s fault what his or her “father” did.

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mr.knowitall

Posted at 11:23 PM on June 19, 2011  

well they shouldnt have gotten raped in the first place

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lizzy

Posted at 1:33 PM on February 28, 2011  

ABORTIONS ARE NOT ALLOWED GOD NEVER ALOWED ABORTIONS BABYS ARE GIFTS FROM GOD

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offtopic

Posted at 6:18 PM on February 28, 2011  

Lizzy, there is no God. The sooner you realize that the happier you will be. You think it’s a gift from God when a girl is raped? Or that it was God’s work when two irresponsible people decided to have unprotected sex? I am not going to sit in judgement of the people who put out this guideline since most degrees that are more advanced than mine. I will have to see what other agencies and most importantly, women who have had this procedure report.

As for the author, it is quite clear what her opinion is. I’m certain she is a republican and a christian. Too bad. She had a good opportunity to be objective here.

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Jasmine

Posted at 2:16 AM on March 8, 2011  

And GOD didn’t sanction the internet either but you still found your way here now didn’t you.

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Courtney

Posted at 11:59 AM on February 28, 2011  

these doctors are nut jobs they’ll say the same thing about miscarriages next and if stars that have gone through either experience ever heard this obviously they’d disagree. to most would-be mothers a child is a child from the moment of conception and they love that baby with all their heart and soul. so to lose he/she in anyway is devastaing and the emotional pain doesn’t go away it lingers in a duller form for the rest of the mothers life and usually that of the fathers siblings/half siblings and extended families as well. not even having future children can fill the void left by the loss

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Viejo

Posted at 12:22 PM on February 28, 2011  

Islamist encourage ‘honour killings’ of friends and relatives. What is the Koranic law on killing human beings before they are born (abortions)?

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