Royal College of Midwives: Drop your support for abortion up to birth for any reason

Petition to: Gill Walton

 

Royal College of Midwives: Drop your support for abortion up to birth for any reason

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Royal College of Midwives: Drop your support for abortion up to birth for any reason

Around the globe, there has been a large backlash against the introduction of a law in New York that has legalised abortion through all 40 weeks of pregnancy - literally up to birth.

Further to this, a district attorney has dropped an unlawful abortion charge for a man who recently killed his pregnant girlfriend and her unborn baby in New York, citing the same new horrific law as the reason for dropping the charge.

The head of the UK’s biggest abortion provider, Ann Furedi, has hailed this new New York abortion law “a breakthrough for choice”.

In an article published this week she writes that the "New York State has just signed into law an abortion-rights bill that is close to what many of us have been campaigning for in the UK...This is pretty much what the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, and other pro-choice organisations that are supporting the #WeTrustWomen campaign, have been asking British politicians to support."

The 'We Trust Women' campaign she refers to is being run by abortion provider BPAS which is headed by Ann Furedi. In her comments at the launch of the We Trust Women campaign she made it very clear about what their goal was: “there should be absolutely no grounds for abortion whatsoever… there should be no legal upper limit, that is what taking it out of the criminal law means.”

Shockingly, this campaign is also being backed by the Royal College of Midwives.
The ex-Head of the Royal College of Midwives, Cathy Warwick, signed her membership up to lobbying for this extreme position without any consultation of the membership.

Polling shows this is way out of line with where the public sit on this issue with only 1% of the population supporting abortion being extended right up to birth. In fact 70% of women believe that the current 24-week gestational limit for abortion should be reduced to 20-weeks or below and 91% of women agree that gender-selective abortion should be explicitly banned by the law.

Cathy Warwick has now resigned, but the Royal College of Midwives are still signed up as supporters of this extreme position. We are asking the public to sign this petition to the new chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives, Gill Walton, asking that the RCM to drop this extreme position.

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Petition to: Gill Walton

Royal College of Midwives: Drop your support for the abortion up to birth for any reason campaign 
 
Dear Gill Walton, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives,
 
I am writing to you to express my disappointment and anger at the Royal College of Midwives’ continued support for the extremist “We Trust Women” campaign by abortion provider BPAS.
 
It is outrageous that a profession which is here to help mothers give birth to their children is now actively promoting the destruction of those children at any stage of pregnancy. Rather than listening to the abortion lobby and supporting their extreme proposals, please listen to women on this issue.
 
A recent poll from ComRes showed that only 1% of women want to see the abortion limit raised to above the current 24-weeks and only 1% wanted to see it increased to birth.Instead 70% wanted the current abortion time limit decreased to 20 weeks or below. Women also showed very strong support for a number of other restrictions to abortion law. This demonstrates that this proposal from the abortion lobby is totally out of touch with what women actually want on this issue. The introduction of a radical abortion regime would also position us drastically away from Europe where the median gestational time limit for most abortion is 12 weeks.
 
Your position represents a disgraceful betrayal of your profession and must be undone.
 
I demand therefore that you retract the RCM’s support for the ‘We Trust Women’ campaign; that you retract the RCM's extreme position on abortion and that you consult with the members of the RCM on these important issues.
Sincerely,
[Your Name]

Royal College of Midwives: Drop your support for abortion up to birth for any reason

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