14 UK Clinics Broke Law, OKd Abortions Before Meeting Patients

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 12, 2012   |   1:59PM   |   London, England

Abortion practitioners at 14 different abortion facilities funded by the British government have been found in a new report to have broken the law. The completed forms certifying the supposed “need” for the abortion before ever meeting with patients.

As multiple UK news agencies report, the abortion practitioners pre-signed abortion documents before assessing whether patients met the legal requirements to have the abortion. Under British law, any abortion must be approve by two physicians but an investigation by the Care Quality Commission found 14 abortion clinics ran afoul of that law and only have one doctor signing off on abortions.

The Commission said it found “clear evidence” of pre-signing at the locations and said the unlawful practices have stopped at some of them.

The locations involved include Bradford Royal Infirmary, Loughborough Hospital, the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, Scunthorpe General Hospital, Rochdale Infirmary, Peterborough City Hospital, the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex, Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, Somerset, Bristol’s Central Health Clinic, Leicester General, Leicester Royal, Arrowe Park Hospital in Wirral, Hereford Hospital and Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in south-east London.

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley commissioned the CQC to undertake the probe after it discovered at least one location in which the forms had been pre-completed.

Following the news of the unlawful activities, the abortion business bpas blasted Lansley for conducting the probe claiming it was a “disproportionate response to reports of this practice” and saying he was “squandering” £1 million.



Earlier this year, two abortion practitioners in England were suspended for their roles in facilitating illegal sex-selection abortions as exposed by a recent undercover investigation the London Telegraph newspaper.