UK’s largest abortion provider awarded 'women's health' award

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UK’s largest abortion provider awarded 'women's health' award

Britain’s largest private abortion provider, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), has been awarded the ‘Women’s Health’ award for their role in the promotion and administration of their ‘DIY’ home abortion scheme.

At the 13th annual The BMJ Awards (British Medical Journal), the abortion provider received its award for its “development & launch of [its] telemedical abortion care service”.

The BMJ outlined in an award video that “refinement of the service with client and staff input led to sustained uptake, with 66,000 telemedical abortions provided to date”.

Telemedicine abortions, or DIY home abortions, where both sets of abortion pills in a medical abortion can be taken at home without ever having a face-to-face consultation with a medical professional, were introduced at the beginning of the state imposed lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 virus at the end of March 2020.

On winning the ward, Patricia Lohr, Medical Director at BPAS and Director for the Centre for Reproductive Research & Communication tweeted:

“Proud for all our staff who made the service happen and pleased for all the patients it has benefitted. We must retain #Telemedicine and #mifepristone at home”.

Similarly Chief Executive of BPAS Clare Murphy said: “We must ensure this groundbreaking women’s health service remains”.

Sponsors of the award, The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), who have lobbied the Government to make DIY home abortions a permanent feature of the law, said: “We hope to see the Governments across England, Wales and Scotland to announce a positive decision on home use of mifepristone and telemedicine for Early Medical Abortion on a permanent basis”.

The giving of this award to the largest abortion provider in the UK reveals a lot about the ideological priorities of some in the British medical establishment. Sadly, but unsurprisingly, they appear to be as fanatical about abortion as the abortion providers themselves.

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