The baby-killing doctor behind the threat to sack doctors for reporting illegal abortions to the police has been exposed!
The disgraceful plan to strike off doctors for following their conscience and the law of the land was put together by a group chaired by the Medical Director of abortion giant MSI Reproductive Choices UK it has been revealed.
Dr Jonathan Lord is a leading pro-abortion activist as well as co-chair of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) Abortion Taskforce, which wrote the controversial guidance.
He has been openly supportive of efforts by Labour MPs Stella Creasy and Diana Johnson to fully decriminalise abortion.
Dr Lord has previously courted controversy for lobbying judges in relation to a late-term abortion case – activity condemned by the Court of Appeal, and last year he was referred to the General Medical Council over allegations he had provided “misleading” and “incorrect” information about abortion to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Speaking on BBC Radio Four’s Today Programme, the abortionist said the change to the guidance was because “the trend of women being investigated is rising very sharply”.
Dr Lord denied that this was effectively asking medics to ignore the law, and claimed that “the law itself is causing life-changing harm to women and their families”.
He said medical staff who do report suspected cases of illegal abortions are “simply ignorant in thinking they are doing the right thing”, but are “forgetting their professional responsibilities”.
While Dr Lord acknowledged the rise in investigations, he failed to explain this is linked to the introduction of pills-by-post, which allows women to obtain abortion pills without a face-to-face consultation with a doctor.
The law permits women who are less than ten weeks pregnant to have abortions at home, but the lack of oversight from a medical professional means that some women have procured the pills long after the limit, resulting in a number needing medical assistance arising from complications.
In one case, this led to the prosecution and conviction of Carla Foster, who took the pills when her unborn child was around 32-34 weeks. She was given a 28 month sentence, of which only 14 would be spent behind bars. However, she was released after just one month after the Court of Appeal reduced her sentence to 14 months suspended.
Dr Lord said cases such as Foster’s were “deeply distressing”, but failed to mention that MSI Reproductive Choices – formerly Marie Stopes International – had campaigned in favour of the scheme which led to the illegal abortions occurring. Instead, he said “the core problem here is that the law is simply not fit for purpose” and MSI continues to push for abortion on demand.
MSI promotes the mas murder of unborn babies worldwide, and is supported with taxpayers' money by the UK Foreign Office and European Union. It works closely too with the United Nations and World Health Organisation.