May 21, 2018
Don’t Use Mental Health to Justify Abortion Law Change, Psychiatrists Warn
A group of psychiatrists have said in an open letter that they do not want to see spurious appeals to ‘mental health’ being used to justify abortion.
Abortion isn’t “healthcare” or “treatment”
The open letter, published Thursday, is signed by 26 consultant psychiatrists, and argues that presenting the case for repeal in terms of “healthcare” is misleading and inverts the true purpose of medicine.
It points out that “under the law as proposed by the Government, the vast majority of abortions would involve healthy babies and healthy women. This is not ‘healthcare’ but something else entirely.” The fact that abortion would be allowed up to 12 weeks for any reason, it goes on, “makes it even more misleading for Government spokespeople or pro-choice advocates to continually present abortion as a form of ‘treatment’.”
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