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Welsh Government consultation on provision of abortion services for women from NI

Published: 8th February 2018

Response from the Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF)

CMF was founded in 1949 and is an interdenominational organisation with over 5,000 British doctor members in all branches of medicine. A registered charity, it is linked to about 75 similar bodies in other countries throughout the world.

We welcome the Welsh Government's readiness to consult over this issue. However, we would urge the Welsh Government not to issue a written Directive to allow women ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland to access abortion services on the same basis as women ordinarily resident in Wales.

Our reasons are as follows:

  1. It would harm relationships across UK
  2. It would harm more women
  3. It would harm the NHS in Wales
  4. It would harm society

Read the full submission here

For further information:

Dr Peter Saunders (CMF Chief Executive) 020 7234 9660
Philippa Taylor (CMF Head of Public Policy) 020 7234 9664
Steven Fouch (CMF Head of Communications) 020 7234 9668

Media Enquiries:

Alistair Thompson on 07970 162 225

About CMF:

Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) was founded in 1949 and is an interdenominational organisation with over 4,000 British doctor members in all branches of medicine. A registered charity, it is linked to about 65 similar bodies in other countries throughout the world.

CMF exists to unite Christian doctors to pursue the highest ethical standards in Christian and professional life and to increase faith in Christ and acceptance of his ethical teaching.

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