The overwhelming majority of
abortions are “probably illegal”, a senior psychologist has said.
Liverpool-based Dr Michael Scott said that the 99 per cent of abortions in
performed each year to protect the mental health of the mother could not be
The consultant pyschologist, who often serves as an “expert witness” by Merseyside Police and has worked with the families of the Hillsborough disaster, said a “charade” is operating around the working of the 1967 Abortion Act.
Abortions on mental health grounds were so dishonest that they were effectively illegal, he said.
At a conference in
he called for the total abolition of Ground C, the section that permits
abortion when the “continuance of the pregnancy would involve risk to the life
of the pregnant woman, greater than if the pregnancy were terminated”.
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