The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has called the Health Secretary’s decision to back a 12 week limit for abortion “insulting to women”.
Kate Guthrie, spokeswoman for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, told the Times:
The politicisation of women’s health is absolutely shocking. Politicians talk about putting patients at the centre, which is quite right.
How is the woman at the centre of her healthcare with something like this?
If everybody had to have abortions by 12 weeks, my worry would be that women would be rushed into making decisions: ‘I have to have an abortion now or I can’t have one.’
That’s an absolute shocker. You will absolutely create mental health problems if you start dragooning women into making decisions before they have to.
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