British Medical Group Says Marie Stopes Abortion Conference Hurts Women

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 23, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
October 23,

London, England ( — Marie Stopes International, one of the largest abortion businesses in the world, is hosting a conference in England today promoting abortion. But one British medical group says the conference is a disservice to women because MSI officials will be discussing building more abortion facilities rather than how to tell women abortion hurts them.

The Christian Medical Fellowship accuses the group of failing to meet the real needs of women.

Over 100 young women are expected to picket outside the ‘Global Safe’ Abortion Conference at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, located off Parliament Square in London.

Speakers at the MSI event include healthcare professionals, abortion activists and menbers of parliament.

Some of the people attending the protest include pro-life advocates from Nigeria who say that women in their country do not want abortion on demand, despite Marie Stopes’ campaign.

Dr. Peter Saunders, the general secretary of the Christian Medical Fellowship sent a statement about the MSI event.

"The title of this conference may be ‘Global Safe’ but there’s nothing safe about it when you consider the impact it could have on hundreds of thousands of lives who may be aborted as a result," he said.

"Let’s be clear, this conference is all about promoting abortion, rather than caring for the real needs of women," he added.

Doctor Saunders said that the conference would have focused on the failure of governments around the world to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity if it was really worried about the needs of women.

"This conference is preoccupied with promoting the ideology and practice of abortion rather than the genuine healthcare needs of women and children," he said.

Andrea Minichiello Williams of CCFON, who is taking part in the demonstrations, added: "It’s heart-breaking to see such blatant advocacy of abortion at a conference that cloaks itself in the language of maternal and newborn health."