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Not in Our Name Campaign
We announced in the March edition of image news@ that UK abortion provider, BPAS, have launched a campaign to legalise abortion-
This campaign is being supported by a number of pro-
The letter states, “As midwives, maternity support workers and student midwives, we object to this new extreme position taken by the College. It is out of keeping with what we take to be the ethic of our profession, as well as the consistently expressed wishes of British women with regards to the legality and regulation of abortion, and it has been taken with no consultation whatsoever of RCM membership.
“In the last few years, polls have consistently shown that a larger proportion of women want more, not fewer restrictions on abortion. A ComRes poll in March 2014 found that 88% of women favoured a total and explicit ban on sex-
“We work to help not only women but their babies also throughout pregnancy and in childbirth. For the organisation that represents us to support the radical position (supported by only a small minority of women) that all protections for unborn children should be removed right through to birth, and without any consultation of us members, we find utterly unacceptable.”@