BPAS lobbies to increase number of late-term abortion in Scotland

BPAS lobbies to increase number of late-term abortion in Scotland

Not content with the horrifying number of babies already being murdered before birth, the UK’s largest abortion provider, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), is lobbying the Scottish Government to vastly increase the number of late-term abortion services in Scotland.

The Scotsman reports that eight health boards in Scotland do not carry out the abortions beyond 18 weeks, four have a gestational time limit of 20 weeks and NHS Fife has a limit of 15 weeks and five days.

Rachael Clarke, chief of staff at BPAS, said that they are lobbying the Scottish Government to provide taxpayer funding for abortion services that would provide abortion up to 24 weeks. 

Late-term abortion and feticide

What constitutes a “late-term” abortion varies, but in general, any abortion after 16 weeks is considered late term. Abortions after 22 weeks in the UK usually involve a procedure called “feticide” in which the life of the unborn baby is ended via a lethal injection of potassium chloride through his mother’s abdomen into his heart.

The administration of potassium chloride in executions in the USA is considered so painful that it is necessary to first administer an anaesthetic before its use. There is, however, no such obligation to use painkillers in late-term selective-reduction procedures in the United Kingdom, despite the mounting evidence that the unborn baby is capable of experiencing pain and distress.