Saturday, 1 October 2011

Evan Harris wants doctors to push the abortion agenda

At a Voice for Choice pro-abortion meeting in London last week, Evan Harris (pictured), the pro-abortion MP who lost his seat at the last general election, said that the support of medical professionals was “vital” and should be used to push the abortion agenda. Evan Harris said that he would be happy to use the time on his hands to help in this regard.

Medical professionals, beware!

Evan Harris went on to say that the RCOG and medical workers generally are absolutely crucial (in the pro-abortion campaign). He said that politicians nearly always follow the medics. He said that if ever parliament looked like ignoring pro-abortion lobbying from medical professionals, that it was very effective to argue ... “This would be the first time parliament has ignored its medical professionals on these issues”. He said that the argument was not strictly true, but it was for the most part and was certainly effective!

This is the Evan Harris who as an MP:
  • argued for the law to be changed to allow patients to be assisted to commit suicide by lethal dose;
  • tabled an amendment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology bill apparently designed to force doctors, nurses and pharmacists to prescribe, provide, dispense or administer birth control when requested to do so;
  • tabled amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology bill to remove the requirement for two doctors to authorise an abortion and no longer to require the doctors to act in “good faith”, making abortion more like any other “medical” procedure
Dr Harris is trying to manipulate the debate about abortion by setting himself up as the self-appointed arbiter and all-knowing oracle of what he claims to be evidence-based medical science. Rather than be manipulated by Evan Harris, who warns us that he has time on his hands, many medical professionals and politicians will prefer to take heed of a review in the British Journal of Psychiatry which concluded that women having abortions experience an 81% increased risk of mental health problems.

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