UK Leader of Royal College of Midwives Calls for Legalization of Abortion Up to Birth

Newborn II pdLONDON — The leader of the Royal College of Midwives in the U.K. has joined an effort by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) to call for the legalization of abortion up to birth.

It is currently illegal to perform abortions after 24 weeks in the nation, unless for the life and health of the mother. Groups such as BPAS, the largest abortion provider in the U.K., have recently called for the prohibition to be removed.

Cathy Warwick, serves as the chairman of the board of trustees of BPAS, and is also the chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives. She released a statement earlier this year expressing the Royal College’s “full support” of the effort, which has now raised concern among pro-life midwives who state that Warwick does not speak for them. The organization has over 30,000 members.

“This is a fundamental issue about equality for women,” Warwick said. “It is about them having control over their own body and not having their bodies subject to the dictates of others, however well meaning.”

“I along with colleagues in other organizations and women’s groups call on the government to remove this legislation and to bring the U.K. in line with the many other countries around the world that have already done this,” she stated. “This is Victorian legislation that should already have been relegated to history, yet it is still deeply affecting women in the 21st century.”

Last week, Warwick released a position paper on the matter on behalf of the Royal College, stating that “the continued criminalization of abortion in the U.K. may drive women to access abortion services which are neither safe nor legal, and which may prove harmful or even fatal.” Warwick believes that abortion should be legal, and simply regulated like other medical procedures.

The development sparked the group Christian Concern to launch a petition calling upon Warwick to retract her statements and support for the legalization of abortion.

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“It is extremely saddening that a profession which is directed towards helping mothers to give birth to their children is now actively promoting the destruction of those children at any stage of pregnancy,” the petition reads. “Not only that, but in doing so, you are also attempting to restrict the conscientious rights of members of your college—whom you did not even consult—in their involvement in abortion.”

“I implore you to listen to these women and the many midwives in the college. Most do not share the views of a small number in the RCM,” it continues. “You say ‘We Trust Women’: I ask you ‘which women? The born or the unborn? And why not both? Your positions represent a disgraceful betrayal of your profession and must be undone.”

The petition has generated over 34,000 signatures just since Sunday.

Warwick acknowledges that there was no consultation of members before releasing the statement. Dr. Peter Saunders, the chief executive of the Christian Medical Fellowship, told reporters that Warwick “needs to step down either from the RCM or BPAS, but cannot continue in both positions.”


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  • Pererin

    Shameful, hopefully she gets knocked back. We need to wake up to these monsters.

  • Josey

    More insanity, why not just give women the right to murder their babies at birth? What would be the difference? A women has the choice over her own body and she should exercise it before having sex and getting pregnant since the majority of abortions are not due to rape or the health of the mother which is rare, who are they fooling? How about educating our daughters and our sons of the birds and the bees and letting them know the consequences of having sexual relations so flippantly? And if the young lady or young man does not listen then she or he will have to deal with the consequences that were taught to them both, this is how life works, there are consequences for the choices we make. The answer isn’t just give an easy out to having flippant sex by saying, “go ahead and have sex when you feel the urge, you can just kill the unborn if you get pregnant.” It’s an advocation of sexual promiscuity and murder all in one finely wrapped tortilla which ends in insanity and judgement. And I’ll mention those who propose they care about women’s rights don’t give a hoot about the woman by promoting such insane ideas, you’ll not hear them telling young men and women about the risks of sexual disease with such flippant sex or hear them talking about the depression and pain associated with an abortion for the young lady. Get Real! Understand young ppl, these who advocate this garbage don’t care about your rights, they are demonic spokespersons straight out of the pit of hell.

    • disqus45324hd

      Amen! Amen! Amen! You said it so perfectly! You can’t get any more real than this! Perfect, major applause!

  • TheBottomline4This

    Abortion is murder. Murder of an innocent person. If you don’t want to let your Son or Daughter live and raise them, at least let them live and let a family member raise them or put your child up for adoption.
    As our possible future President Hillary says, “The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.”
    Even Hillary Clinton knows the baby in the womb is a person. Thank you Hillary for saying the obvious. Her support of aborting/murdering persons is sad though. Oh wait…Benghazi. Sorry I digress.
    Abortion is the murder of a person who has just as much right to live as anyone else.

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      God made Hillary speak the truth (about the preborn human being a person) even when she did not want to. The best arguments against abortion are always provided by radical pro-aborts, however unwittingly.

    • Billybob9

      Hillary didn’t mean that when she said “person”. She’s so far gone she can’t tell the difference between the living and the dead, the innocent and the guilty, the rich and the poor, right and wrong.

      Hillary is an example of what happens when you cease to be concerned for your mind, body, soul, spirit, heart, and at least another dozen elements of existence that go to make up the human experience.

  • WorldGoneCrazy

    No true doctor, nurse, or midwife supports the killing of the most innocent among us. This woman is a ghoul whose only hope is repentance.

    “Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, “But we knew nothing about this, does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not He who guards your life know it? Will He not repay everyone for what they have done?” — Proverbs 24:11-12

  • ComeOnPeople!

    I think we should make a “keep your thighs closed” law. All women have the right to keep their thighs closed, should they chose to forgo that right then if evidence shows up that she has forgone her rights to keep her thighs closed , she must endure the consequences of her behavior. Should she be force to open her thighs then under the law she must be given a list of people who would love to relieve her of the consequences of said broken law. JUST SAYING!

    Oh and for all you people who don’t get truthful sarcasms do please forgive me and let me speak plainly for you. As a woman I make choices each and every day which affect myself and those around me. One of those choices is to engage or not engage in sexual activity. Should I choose to have sex & another life is produced from that choice then there is no longer only my choice to consider but another who has not yet learned to speak and cannot voice their rights. Just as a woman who chooses to have sex and then give birth does not have the right to murder the human she gave birth to simply because it cannot speak yet , so to the human inside her who cannot speak has the right to life although it cannot plead for such. One human is inside her and the other is no longer inside her yet they both are humans that cannot speak yet have the right to be heard. A mute human has no less rights then those of us who can speak.

    In the case of force …. that woman who endured the wrong of another persons choices being forced upon her should be helped to understand that should she kill the life that became of that injustice… she has just committed a worse injustice of force upon another. A human who cannot speak has no less right to life then those of us who can. Victims do not solve anything by becoming victimizers themselves. Justice is not served when two lives are destroyed. Many women of rape have given birth & kept the child or offered it up to others who have wanted a child but could not conceive .

    A moral society chooses morally but an immoral society makes excuses for their behavior and forces their will upon others who cannot defend themselves.

  • ComeOnPeople!

    WHAT I WROTE WAS NOT SPAM. YOU JUST DON’T LIKE IT! STOP CENSORING WHAT YOU DISAGREE WITH.

    • TheBottomline4This

      What happened?

      • ComeOnPeople!

        Still trying to figure out what was considered spam. Anytime I have posted a strong message they seem to spam me. Maybe I should send it to someone else and see if they can post it.

    • TheBottomline4This

      Hmm, from a quick glance, it could be the words you have in quotes in the first sentence

      • ComeOnPeople!

        How are you even seeing it.

        • TheBottomline4This

          I’m not now after I refreshed.

          • ComeOnPeople!

            All I said was I think they should make a keep you thighs closed law. That’s not spam thats being sarcastic and then explaining the sarcasm for those who don’t get it later in the post.

          • TheBottomline4This

            I know.

          • ComeOnPeople!

            hmmm ok it was changed and they still spammed it. Censorship is all it is plain and simple. I could type keep your pants on and it would still be spammed because of what it says after. I’m going to take out all the sarcasm and just post the crux of the post and bet they still spam it.

          • TheBottomline4This

            It’s gone again. Maybe email them if they have one and ask.

          • ComeOnPeople!

            I now see that even if you take out what you think may have caused them to say it’s spam and just leave pure opinion they delete it. I took out the whole first paragraph and only left my opinions about abortion and the right to life and it was censored . I see now that on this sight you only have a voice if it is dubbed down and stays in line. If you go into pure reason and logic , they shut you down. You can banter and fuss and stir up dust but no causing people to stop fighting and THINK. God forbid we actually use intellect . Let’s just all stay in line and banter.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Sorry :/

          • ComeOnPeople!

            The bottom line is this lol …. CENSORSHIP and it’s coming real soon to a theater near you. Soon freedom of speech will only apply to those who are slaves to others words. They will speak only what they know is acceptable & will dub their speech down to the point of ignorance. The bible says the borrower is slave to the lender. Could it be that we could make a case that this goes beyond money and reaches into other aspects of life? Could we take liberties and also apply it to SPEECH… OUR WORDS. If my words no longer are my own but mere quotations of what I know is accepted, then am I free or a slave? I may have been censored & am not able to freely speak here but I refuse to be bullied and will continue to speak truths. Delete away but know that behind this screen sits a free person who’s tongue is slave to no one… save GOD alone.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Hey, start your own blog or site and call it “Come On People!” 🙂 Let me know if you do, so I can check it out 🙂

          • ComeOnPeople!

            Yeah may do that cause it’s been obvious this is a waste of my time. Some of my so called spam posts were only scripture quotations and got spammed. Guess if you disagree you can just hit the flag and the moderators who most likely share the majorities views see no problem in deleting your opinions & even scripture quotations on a Christian News page. I originally started posting to help others who are being blinded by the media and are being programmed on what to think , how to act and how to speak. But I see now after today that I cannot shed light if each time I light a candle the flame is blown out. My time would be as you said much better spent , typing away on a blog. Sad thing is that we are called to proclaim TRUTH and yet are pushed out even by quote /unquote Christian web sites . I believe many of us will one day stick out like a soar thumb because we will not fit into this ONE WORLD CHRISTIANITY that is forming, that lives not according to the WORD of God but the society in which it dwells. They have forgotten that they are to be in the world but not of it. But hey can’t loose their comfort or those tax breaks now can they. You have people who claim to know GOD now accepting every whim of man… but one day there will be a line drawn in the sand. I may die in that day but I choose eternity . Can’t scare a person who does not fear death & I believe soon they will kill God’s people to shut them up. Spamming us is just the tip of the iceberg … the enemy thinks he is going to win when in fact the GOD of heaven is holding all the strings. He can preform every evil under the sun and win the masses over but in they end … GOD WINS the WAR. YES! FLAG ME I SAID GOD WINS THE WAR. LOL

          • TheBottomline4This

            You know, it could be that the post was removed from flagging by those who didn’t like it. The post didn’t bother me, so I’m not sure if that could have been it. I rarely flag a post. If they go saying certain things about Jesus, then I do flag. If it’s just an opposing opinion, no big deal.
            Another commenter, gizmo23, was totally removed. I didn’t agree with some of what gizmo23 said, but I didn’t see anything that would have caused them to remove the person, unless there were a lot of flags or I missed those comments. gizmo23 was fair enough, even though we didn’t see eye to eye on some things.
            Unless cnn is asked, I guess we won’t know. Also, it is their site, so technically they can do what they want, even though it’s a bummer to have them remove a post or block some people who are fairly reasonable.

          • ComeOnPeople!

            It’s called that people are not who they say they are in here also sometimes. You have people who have no integrity and hide behind screens and have two faces. The bible says a double minded man is unstable in ALL his ways. A person with any knowledge of writing forms and styles can pick them out and knows them even if they change there screen name … say gizmo23 for instance … gizmo23 followed me around all over these posts and even if she/he were to change screen names or change sides supposedly… it would not be hard to figure out who it was.

          • ComeOnPeople!

            hmmm I’ll use a different word for thighs and see what happens. Anatomy is now a spam word.

          • TheBottomline4This

            I usually say people need to keep their pants on 🙂

          • ComeOnPeople!

            I just changed the word to legs and also the first sentence a little, let’s see if the anatomy police get me. My word people there are far more offensive anatomy parts then thighs. LOL Like Penis. I’m an adult and us adult language. I haven’t said peepee or peewee for about 45 years now. After 5 I started going to school and was taught proper words for my body parts and thighs just so happen to be the upper parts of a persons legs.

          • TheBottomline4This

            I refreshed. It’s gone.

    • Nidalap

      It may be that you posted the exact same post twice in a row. Disqus will automatically call that spam. Change something slightly the second time and it should go through…

      • ComeOnPeople!

        I waited and deleted the whole first part but that didn’t work so I took what was left and totally reworded the first sentence to say WE instead of saying the personal “I as a woman”. Then it finally was left up.

  • ComeOnPeople!

    Ahaha now I get it. I just posted the same post on abortion on different abortion story on Christian News and it went straight through. That tells me it’s not the moderators but someone watching these post on this specific story and flagging my post because they personally disagree. Disagree all you want and flag all you want but what I posted was truth.

    • ComeOnPeople!

      We as women make choices each and every day which affect ourselves and also those around us. One of those choices is to engage or not engage in sexual activity. Should I choose to have sex & another life is produced from that choice then there is no longer only my rights to consider but another who has not yet learned to speak and cannot voice their rights. Just as a woman who chooses to have sex and then give birth does not have the right to murder the human she gave birth to simply because it cannot speak yet , so to the human inside her who cannot speak has the right to life although it cannot plead for such. One human is inside her and the other is no longer inside her yet they both are humans that cannot speak yet have the right to be heard. A mute human has no less rights then those of us who can speak.

      In the case of force …. that woman who endured the wrong of another persons choices being forced upon her should be helped to understand that should she kill the life that became of that injustice… she will be committing a far worse injustice of force upon another. A human who cannot speak has no less right to life then those of us who can. Victims do not solve anything by becoming victimizers themselves. Justice is not served when two lives are destroyed. Many women of rape have given birth & kept the child or offered it up to others who have wanted a child but could not conceive .

      A moral society chooses morally but an immoral society makes excuses for their behavior and forces their will upon others who cannot defend themselves.

      • ComeOnPeople!

        THUD IT WENT THROUGH!!!!

        • TheBottomline4This

          It’s still up 🙂 The culture of death doesn’t like to hear the truth. Planned Parenthood and others will try to shut down the lies they delve out.

          • TheBottomline4This

            …oops, meant to say, will try to shut down the truth that speaks out against the lies they delve out.

  • Peridot Path

    Unfortunately , abortion has become the one form of terrorism
    that is “accepted” worldwide. Murdering the innocent ,

    is murdering the innocent and it needs to stop immediately.

  • DLCraig

    Well, when it finally comes to this country, and it’s not far off, I’m sure the governor of Oklahoma will support it.