One in five abortion clinics breaking the law...

Blogged by James Preece on 26th March 2012

To quote Mark Shea - it turns out that if you are willing to murder babies, you may be willing to *gasp* break the law...

Up to one in five abortion clinics is suspected of breaking the law and faces a police inquiry following an official investigation ordered by the Health Secretary, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

The regulator conducted a series of unannounced raids on every clinic offering abortions this week and found that a “shocking” number may be breaking the law.

The Daily Telegraph understands that more than 250 private and NHS clinics were visited and more than 50 were “not in compliance” with the law or regulations. Doctors were regularly falsifying consent forms and patients were not receiving acceptable levels of advice and counselling in many clinics, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) discovered.

Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary, said he was “shocked” by the findings of the CQC’s audit and was preparing to report doctors and organisations to the police. Many clinics may be stripped of the licences that allow them to offer abortions.

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Meanwhile the clowns at Liberal Conspiracy demonstrate how out of touch with the rest of the world they are...

The ‘two doctor rule’ was nothing more than a means of covering a doctor’s arse if they did perform an abortion and had nothing whatsoever to do with providing any kind of ‘safeguards’ to women.

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If, as is being alleged, some doctors have been pre-signing their ‘second signature’ on abortion consent forms it only because they recognise the ‘two doctor rule’ for what it is – an archaic medico-legal fiction which serves no useful purpose.

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The two doctor requirement isn't an archaic throw back, it's there because the abortion laws in this country match the views of the vast majority of the population - that abortion is a bad thing that shouldn't be done except in very specific circumstances. Abortion is not legal in the UK unless certain criteria are met.

Only a small minority of radical lefty nutters think abortion should be allowed on demand for any reason at all. Except sexism of course... kill your baby because she has downs syndrome (equal rights for the disabled? it will never work!) but for goodness sake don't kill your baby because she's a girl.