Following a wave of recent raids on abortion providers in the UK, the British Department of Health has reached a shocking conclusion: More than one in five may be breaking the law. The Telegraph reports that of the 250 providers investigated in this week’s raid, more than 50 were cited for falsifying consent forms and providing inadequate counseling to their patients. Many doctors didn’t even bother to learn anything about the women undergoing the procedure before proceeding—a fact none too pleasing to the UK Health Secretary:
I completely understand the law doesn’t require the doctor to have met the woman concerned, but to pre-sign certificates when you don’t even know which woman it relates to and there hasn’t been an assessment, is completely contrary to the spirit and letter of the law.
The past several months have brought numerous revelations that Britain has developed an atrocious track record on issues of abortion and child care. First were the reports that British abortion providers were defying the law by allowing the sex-selective abortions of female fetuses; then a group of Oxford “ethicists” published a paper in support of infanticide under the guise of “after-birth abortions.”
Britain is already looking like a bad place for the old, with rampant abuse and neglect of the elderly in the government’s healthcare system. These days, it’s looking more and more like a bad place to be young as well.