Physicians in the United Kingdom are now calling for abortion up to the point of birth to be “decriminalised” throughout the country.
Doctors at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have demanded that women no longer be legally punished for having abortions after the current legal limit.
The claims emerge after England and Wales saw a record number of abortions in 2021, a statistic attributed to Britain’s harsh COVID lockdown regime, with some doctors in the country now arguing that Britain should provide free abortions to American ‘health tourists’ following Roe v. Wade.
As reported by The Telegraph, RCOG has justified the demand that women in the UK be barred from being prosecuted for illegally aborting their child in order for them to receive “aftercare” if necessary.
Decriminalisation, according to the organisation, would also prevent “cruel” investigations into possible late-term abortions.
“Abortion must be decriminalised while remaining subject to the regulatory and professional standards of all other medical procedures to ensure that all women and girls receive support without fear of prosecution,” RCOG President Dr Edward Morris said.
More than 200,000 abortions were performed in the two UK countries in 2021, with 22-year-old women having the highest number of abortions per capita.
Regardless of the high body count, some abortion activists appear to be unsatisfied, with many now demanding that Britain provide free terminations to all women from abroad who seek the service.
The British Medical Association’s demand came shortly after the United States repealed Roe v. Wade, which one member of the organisation described as a death sentence.