Catholic Medical Quarterly Volune 70(4) November 2020

Deaths as a result of chemical abortion drugs.

SPUC reported on the 4th September 2020 that a leaked NHS email has revealed how two women in the UK have died after taking chemical abortion drugs.

SPUC state that the email states that 13 cases are currently under investigation. These cases include the murder of a baby born alive after an DIY abortion attempt and abortion drugs being delivered to women past the recommended 10-week time limit.

These are clearly very serious matters and must demand a careful examination of the facts. Medical abortions may be significantly less safe than we have been led to believe.

Forced abortions in China

SPUC reported on 3rd September that a Chinese doctor had described the horror of “forced abortion and removal of wombs” in China. The doctor, who worked for the Chinese Government, revealed the terror she witnessed under the regime which included forced abortion, forced sterilization and the removal of wombs.

The female doctor, who remained anonymous, delivered a chilling interview to ITV News. The former doctor describes how during her time spent working for the Chinese Government she was involved in its violent population control plan aimed at reducing the Uighur population. Uighurs are a Turkish ethnic minority. It is estimated that at least 12 million Uighurs live in China.

The doctor described how she witnessed and took part in at least 500 to 600 operations on Uighur women. The operations included forced contraception, forced abortion, forced sterilisation and forced removal of wombs.

She told ITV News that many unborn babies were aborted at full term. Others were killed by lethal injection after birth. She went on to describe how some babies continued to squirm as they were discarded with rubbish and waste.

The doctor said: “We’d go village to village, gather all the women and herd them onto tractor. Young women were fitted with contraceptive devices. Older women would have to have an abortion then sterilisation… Their clear intention was ethnic cleansing. We were asked to believe that this was part of the Communist party’s population control plan…”. Reports indicate that the Uighur birth rate has fallen by 60% in some areas since the start of the ethnic cleansing regime by China’s communist government.

In 2019, SPUC reported on the documentary by Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang called One Child Policy. The documentary explicitly explores the terror which China’s regime has produced including endless accounts from women who were “tied up and dragged like pigs” to undergo forced abortions.

“Similar barbarity surfacing in the UK”

SPUC’s Mr Robinson said: “Whilst utterly horrific, the brutality which continues in China is not unlike the current barbarity which has been surfacing across the UK in recent years.“

"In 2019 a British Court of Protection Judge ruled that doctors could forcibly perform an abortion of a woman with learning difficulties. The judge ruled that doctors could physically restrain the woman in order to administer a general anaesthetic and perform the abortion.

In the same year, another UK judge attempted to subject a woman who was 22 weeks pregnant to an abortion. The judge admitted that the abortion would be carried out against the woman’s will. Whilst this forced abortion order was eventually revoked following mass public outcry, it is our understanding that the women in both cases were then forcibly fitted with contraceptive devices against their will.”

In the United Kingdom abortion can be carried out until the 24th week of pregnancy, and until and during birth if the unborn child is suspected of possessing a foetal anomaly, or if the mother’s life is believed to be at risk.

Speaking to ITV News about her experience in China, the former doctor added: “At the time I thought it was my job. I felt sorry to see the killing of a small baby. But I never fully realised the damage to the nation. Now I feel such regret.