|Mr Lansley discovers some appalling facts|
We should not be surprised that this sort of practice is taking place. It is merely confirmation that abortion on demand is, in reality, the situation we now have in the UK, arising from the pro-abortion lobby's largely successful attempts to convince women that they have a "right" to abortion. Mr Lansley himself sums the situation up pretty well. To quote from the Telegraph article:
"[Mr Lansley] said yesterday that the regulator had found that a number of clinics may be acting beyond the 'spirit and letter of the law'.
" 'I was appalled,' he said. 'Because if it happens, it is pretty much people engaging in a culture of both ignoring the law and trying to give themselves the right to say that although Parliament may have said this, we believe in abortion on demand.'
"He said it was not just a matter of enforcing the law. 'There is the risk that women don’t get the appropriate level of pre-abortion support and counselling because, if your attitude is that, "You’ve arrived for an abortion and you should have one," well actually many women don’t get the degree of support they should,' said Mr Lansley."
our earlier post on the topic, is this really "safe" for women and their babies?
This is all a prime example of our society's muddled thinking when it comes to life issues. Whether through misguided compassion or just not wanting to see a truth that is hard or inconvenient, we have allowed ourselves to fall into all sorts of illogicalities with regard to the issue of abortion. The BBC news website quotes the Health Secretary as saying, "Abortion shouldn't be undertaken lightly and the right checks and balances should be in place." Does he ask himself why it shouldn’t be undertaken lightly? Because either the foetus is not a human being/is part of the woman’s body and therefore she has a right to choose whether it stays there/abortion has no negative psychological effects, or the opposite things are true... there isn’t really some sort of indeterminate middle ground.
He added, "I am sure the devil will want to stop these articles 'asap' so it is up to us to keep them in the public forum." It may not be New Year but I think that would be a pretty good resolution to make anyway, right here and now. So help us God.