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Watchdog says women are being exposed to harm at three abortions clinic

by | Nov 5, 2021

By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

Three abortion clinics in the North East have been put into special measures [an urgent notice that they have failed to meet basic standards] and served with enforcement notices after the Care Quality Commission gave them all “inadequate” overall ratings, including for safety. Reports on BPAS locations in Merseyside, Doncaster and Middlesbrough highlighted serious concerns around patient safety and consent.

Following unannounced inspections in August, reports for each location state: “…we served an urgent notice of decision to impose conditions on the location’s registration as a service provider in respect of regulated activities. We took this urgent action as we believed a person would or may be exposed to the risk of harm if we had not done so.”

If the requirements of the enforcement notices are not met within six months, the abortion clinics could have their registrations cancelled.

The reports detailed women being transferred to emergency care, being forced to travel hundreds of miles mid-procedure, and being given procedures they didn’t consent to. There were reports of women with learning difficulties being given abortions without proper consent.

The damning reports were highlighted by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC). Alithea Williams, Public Policy Manager for SPUC, said: “These reports highlight a shocking lack of care for women by the abortion industry. From women being given procedures they didn’t consent to, to children being inappropriately assessed for surgery – it’s a catalogue of horrors. We welcome the strong enforcement action the CQC is taking, and urge them to act swiftly to protect women.”

Categories: Abortion Clinic