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Laura Perrins: The abortion debate does not need a feminist voice


For the Daily Mail today, co-editor Laura Perrins has written a long read on abortion – responding to the Mail‘s exposé uncovering practices at abortion provider Marie Stopes:

“The sheer inhumanity of our current abortion laws has been brought into stark relief. First, there was the case of little Abi Peters, born at 23 weeks at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey. She immediately underwent major abdominal surgery and doctors gave her ‘less than a 10 per cent chance’. But she pulled through — making headlines as the youngest patient ever to survive such surgery.

But, extraordinary as Abi’s story undoubtedly is, the survival of a baby born at just 23 weeks is becoming less and less unusual. As many as 70 per cent of babies delivered at 23 weeks now survive at some hospitals, figures show.
Yet in the very same hospitals where doctors are battling to save babies such as Abi, healthy pregnancies of up to 24 weeks and six days are being terminated under our increasingly outdated abortion laws. Meanwhile, the Mail’s shocking exposé this week on the reality of abortion at one of the UK’s biggest providers — Marie Stopes — revealed that doctors are signing off thousands of abortions every year for women whom they have never even seen in person.”

Read the rest of Laura’s article here.

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