Midwives Outraged as Union Boss Agrees to Allow Abortions to Full-Term

MIDWIVES are furious after their union boss agreed to allow abortions to be carried out after the current 24-week cut off – without consulting them. Midwives are furious they were not consulted over supporting a campaign to remove the 24-week limit Cathy Warwick is facing calls to step down as chief executive of the prestigious Royal College of Midwives (RCM) over the harrowing decision AND a clear conflict of interest which has also arisen. Without consulting the union’s 30,000 members, she signed them up to the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) campaign to “decriminalise” abortion by getting rid of the 24-week legal cut-off for abortions. But Professor Warwick is also chairman of the BPAS, the country’s biggest abortion provider. I would have thought the RCM should be protecting unborn life, Jim Shannon MP “Appalled” MPs said Prof Warwick should resign and thousands of midwives and members of the public signed a petition called “Not in our name” which demands she reverse the policy as it “represents a disgraceful betrayal of her profession”. Currently, the 1967 Abortion Act states an unborn baby can be aborted until 24 weeks’ gestation, with exceptions only allowed after that on medical grounds. Professor Cathy Warwick is chair of the RCM and BPAS – which carries out abortions The BPAS’s “We Trust Women” campaign was launched in February and proposes “the abortion time limit be removed from criminal law”. Opponents fear changing the law could lead to healthy foetuses being aborted late in pregnancy for non-medical reasons including for the mother’s convenience or to choose the baby’s sex. Advances in medical science are actually pointing...