51 DAYS TO GO….
CONVEYOR BELT: A PATIENT OF MARIE STOPES U.K. ABORTION PROVIDERS
52 DAYS TO GO……to Ireland’s referendum on abortion on May 25th where voters decide whether to repeal / remove the pro-life 8th amendment to the constitution which gives equal protection to mother and child, or to keep it.
This post is in two parts:
(1): SR BRIEGE MCKENNA’S APPEAL FOR MASSES FOR THE 8TH:
(2): TODAY’S POST:
THE ABORTION CONVEYOR BELT: BY A PATIENT OF MARIE STOPES
(1): SR BRIEGE MCKENNA’S APPEAL:
FOR MASSES FOR IRELAND AND FOR THE 8TH AMENDMENT.
Everyday, we promote Sr. Briege McKenna’s appeal for Masses to be said privately or publicly in parishes in reparation for Ireland’s turning from God and for protection of the 8th amendment. August last year in Knock, she said, ‘if Ireland votes for abortion, Ireland is lost.’ Please consider getting Masses said locally or through this link to ACN:
http://www.acnireland.org/masses or call 018377516.
Alternatively Human Life International Ireland have a 1000 Mass campaign for protection of the unborn and reparation for Ireland’s turning from God…
Most importantly: can you with other parishioners organise one or more Masses / half-days or days of prayer with medically safe fasting in your parish?
Please let us know through the contacts page or at:
Yesterday we looked at an interview given by Dr. John Parsons, who was head of the terminations / abortions unit at King’s College Hospital London, sat on the board of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service / B.P.A.S. and worked for years as a consultant part-time for Marie Stopes U.K., the 2nd biggest abortion provider in the world.
His report is damning, citing a conveyor belt system with sales targets, a turn around time, Health care assistants interviewing and consenting woman, taking their bloods and doing an ultrasound within 20 minutes. He spoke on the bottom dollar mentality there where safety was at a premium and administrative staff harried and hurried doctors to finish up a.s.a.p. even pushing them to sign consent forms when operating in theatre.
THE ABORTION CONVEYOR BELT: BY A PATIENT OF MARIE STOPES:
20 MINUTE PHONE CALL WITH A ‘CLIENT SERVICES ASSISTANT’,
20 MINUTES HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT INTERVIEW:
ABORTIONS ORGANISED IN 40 MINUTES TOTAL BY MARIE STOPES U.K.:
A former patient of Marie Stopes U.K. went public on her personal experience of the organisation when she was referred by her G.P. for an abortion, having become pregnant despite being warned not to. Shannon Skinner’s first labour had been difficult and she was advised to avoid pregnancy for two years but became pregnant four months later. Her G.P. advised her that another pregnancy could damage her health and to book an abortion with Marie Stopes.
She booked a telephone consultation, which was carried out by a healthcare assistant not a nurse.
Miss Skinner gave details of her medical history and was asked about her first pregnancy during the 20-minute call.
She thought that she would be given time at the clinic with a nurse to discuss her decision. But there, she saw only receptionists and healthcare assistants. She was scanned, told to sign a consent form and given her medication.
‘I regretted it instantly,’ she says. ‘I wish now I’d just walked out. I was crying my eyes out.’
The booking call with non-medically people in Marie Stopes call centres last no more than 20 minutes. On arrival in the clinic, on seeing the Health care assistant, the time to be handed the first of the two abortion pills took another 20 minutes.
40 minutes in total of contact with non-medically qualified personnel to administering an abortion pill.
She says she was not seen by a Marie Stopes nurse or doctor but received treatment from ‘uncaring receptionists and healthcare assistants’.
As she was handed the first of two sets of pills to end her eight-week pregnancy, she felt rushed and was not sure she was making the right choice.
Miss Skinner, then 19, says that instead of being listened to, she was met by staff ‘who were clearly trying to get as many abortions done in a day as possible’.
She says: ‘It’s not an experience I would ever want to go through again. [The clinic] felt like a conveyor belt. There were lots of crying women.’
But feeling like she had no choice, she went through with the medical abortion on the NHS in 2013.
A medical termination involves taking the drug mifepristone orally, which inhibits the hormone progesterone, essential for pregnancy.
This is followed by misoprostol, which can be taken on the same day or up to three days later, which causes the uterus to expel the embryo.
At the clinic in Bristol, Miss Skinner, now 23, was given the two drugs to take four hours apart. But they did not work and her baby, Amelia, survived.
Now raising Amelia, two, and her first daughter Lacie, three, she says she has ‘moved on’, but deeply regrets ever trying to abort her baby.
Her anger is directed at Marie Stopes, which she thinks ‘handed abortion pills out to anyone, no questions asked’. Miss Skinner says: ‘If someone had paid more attention to my doubts, I think I would have backed out of the decision to have the abortion and been much happier.’
‘But no one ever asked me how I felt about it, if it was something I really wanted. If there had been some trained and caring person willing to talk to me I think the outcome would have been very different. That way, I wouldn’t be living with the guilt that I do now.
‘For the rest of my life I will worry that the abortion tablets will have a negative effect on Amelia.
So far, she has been fine but no one can guarantee that will continue. I wish Marie Stopes had treated me better.’
Note: the above testimony, coupled with consultant specialist Dr. John Parsons’ testimony (see yesterday’s post: day 53 to go…), about the rushed nature of the work environment at Marie Stopes and the bottom dollar cost-cutting measures with a focus on profit, make the promo video below sound like a totally different organisation while the nature of what is done; the killing of a developing baby is utterly trivialised as ‘treatment’.