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Christian Doctors Who Don’t Like Women

Christian Medical Comment is a blog written by Doctor Peter Saunders, who says it “deals mainly with matters at the interface of Christianity and Medicine”:

How many women really died from abortions prior to the Abortion Act?

He writes:

A common argument from the pro-choice lobby is that legalising abortion in 1968 saved thousands of women who would have otherwise died from back-street abortions.

There is a specific example of a European country, Romania, which had legal abortion (from 1957) but in 1966 Nicolae Ceausescu enacted a law that banned abortion. On 26th December 1989, one of the first acts of the new transitional Government of Romania was to repeal Ceausescu’s restrictive abortion legislation. This was done because Romania had one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in Europe.

The “pro-choice lobby” in this instance would be The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Continue reading

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