Apparently women in Huddersfield “need” abortion because a British hospital stopped providing surgical abortions. Previously, Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halfax provided the procedure; but now Marie Stopes UK is planning to open an “early medical unit” that provides abortions.
Marie Stopes is described as a “sexual and reproductive health charity” but just like Planned Parenthood, the organization is one of the largest abortion businesses in the world.
A representative from Marie Stopes explained why they want to open a facility in Huddersfield. She said, “The centre will open within the next few weeks and mean that women based in Huddersfield who are up to nine weeks pregnant and need an early medical abortion will be able to choose between centres in Huddersfield, Bradford, Leeds, Manchester or Wakefield. Surgical abortions are also available in both Leeds and Manchester – providing surgical options up to the legal 24 week limit.”
Women’s health and wellbeing is our utmost priority and we are providing an assisted travel policy so anyone who needs an abortion but can’t afford a taxi and is unable to arrange a lift with a relative or friend can travel to our centres for free.”
However, what many don’t know about Marie Stopes “charities” is that they’ve maimed and even killed women in unsafe abortions. In 2011 and in 2013 women died from “safe and legal” abortions at their clinics, yet they continue to expand their business in countries around the world. And as LifeNews previously reported, one of the abortion-related deaths took place at an abortion facility that had already drawn international attention because it employed an abortion practitioner who was accused of purposefully infecting more than 50 women with hepatitis C during 2008 and 2009.
Additionally, even though Marie Stopes claims that women “need” abortion, there is never a situation where killing a baby is a necessary part of a woman’s life. In 2012, leading medical experts at a major International Symposium on Excellence in Maternal Healthcare held in Ireland concluded that “direct abortion is not medically necessary to save the life of a mother.” They specifically looked at cases of high-risk pregnancies, cancer in pregnancy, fetal anomalies and maternal mortality.
It’s also important to note that according to a 2004 study by the Guttmacher Institute, only 4% of women who have abortions cite concern for their own health as the primary reason for seeking an abortion. Although there are definitely conditions and situations where maternal health is a concern, most women have abortions because of social, economic or personal issues. Pro-lifers should not minimalize those problems but it’s critical we remember that what women really need is care, compassion and the truth about abortion.