Marie Stopes – In Her Own Words
In 1925 Marie Stopes wrote that she was “out for a much greater thing than birth-control. I am out to smash the tradition of organised Christianity.” To help her in this, she wrote to Henry Ford asking for “a million or two”.
In August 1939 Marie Stopes sent a volume of her poetry to Adolf Hitler telling him that she hoped he would “find something to enjoy” in her book.
Once war broke out she added ‘Prussians’ to the list of those for whom she had a pronounced distaste. A verse from 1942 suggests something of her attitude to race and religion:
The Jews and the Russians,
All are a curse,
Or something worse.
She revealed her eugenics agenda when, in1935, she wrote that no society “should allow the diseased, the
racially-negligent, the careless, the feeble-minded, the very lowest and worst members of the community to produce innumerable tens of thousands of warped and inferior infants.”
Britain’s abortion industry in named for Marie Stopes – which tells you most of what you need to know.
Last year: 22 MSI employees were paid more than £100,000. Chief Executive paid £420,000 (nearly 4 times the Prime Minister’s salary). This report appeared in the Times.
Marie Stopes receives millions in public funds: £47 million from DFID and £20 million by the NHS in 2015.
In 2016 the Care Quality Commission found dead unborn babies in open bins while, on Friday, in a further report, it was revealed that there had been nearly 400 botched abortions in two months at Marie Stopes….
As this is the second time that MSI have been brought to book for failing badly the Government should cease giving them any more tax payer’s money.
The report reveals that there were nearly 400 botched abortions in just one month, with women having to return for foetal remains to be evacuated; that 12 women needed to be rushed to hospital for emergency treatment following botched abortions in the space of just two months; and other failings.
The report also prompts another question for tax payers.
Given that this is happening in Great Britain, what are MSI doing with millions of pounds of tax payers’ money in developing countries where they are funded by the British Government as part of the aid programme? Are they subject to CQC checks there? – and, if not, they should be.
MSI spend a lot of their time campaigning for decriminalisation of abortion laws. They endlessly trot out the slogan “we trust women” but this report begs the question “can women trust MSI?”
These findings, coming just a week after the revelations that 100,000 people are alive in Northern Ireland, who would be dead had the 1967 Abortion Act applied in the Province, underlines why we need an urgent rethink about legislation that has led to the deaths of 8 million unborn British children.
Setting aside the ethical issues, it is worth asking whether it is we or Northern Ireland that has taken the wiser path.
We endlessly hear complaints about the numbers of workers coming to the UK from other countries, about the growing imbalance between old and young, while eliminating the lives of eight million under-50s. When you interfere with nature on an industrial scale there are inevitably consequences.
Whether it is the phenomenon of multiple abortions – some have had as many as eight – gender abortions in which little girls are targeted because of their sex – or what we now know about the development of the baby in the womb – or the cavalier practices of organisations generating millions of pounds from the abortion of mothers and their unborn children – it all demonstrates why we need an entirely different approach – one that starts from the premise that both lives matter.
I cannot think of any comparable piece of major legislation which has not subsequently been re-evaluated to see whether Parliament’s intentions have been delivered.
August Official Ruling that 100,000 people are alive today in Northern Ireland thanks to their abortion law is correct.
Ending the Lives of the Unborn – Victory or Defeat?
One national newspaper has hailed Thursday’s decision by the Government to pay £1400 to pregnant women to travel from Northern Ireland to Britain to end the life of their unborn child as a great victory.
If this is a victory what constitutes a defeat?
Every abortion is a tragedy – a tragedy for a child whose life is taken and a tragedy for the mother who may have been persuaded that she has no choice but to have an abortion.
In the same narrative that declares this tragedy to be a victory those Northern Ireland Unionists and Nationalists, who have steadfastly upheld the sanctity of human life, are caricatured as illiterate, ill-educated bigots.
And those who oppose them declare themselves to be compassionate and progressive.
Yet, given that there are now 100,000 people alive in Northern Ireland who would be dead if Britain’s abortion laws had applied, it is worth asking the question who has proved the more worthy champion of the supreme human right – the very right to life itself?
Is it those whose legislation signed a death warrant for 8 million British babies or those whose faithfulness saved the lives of 100,000?
The “victorious” narrative is based on the belief that abortion is a compassionate lesser of two evils.
But there is nothing compassionate about scraping a child out of a mother’s womb – making it the most dangerous place to be in England. There is nothing compassionate about failing to provide help and support for a woman in crisis and offering her, instead, a ticket to a private clinic rather than giving care and support to her and her child.
And if it’s “evil” then don’t do it.
When Northern Irish women arrive in England what can they expect?
Most will be sent to the private clinics funded by the NHS.
The cost to the NHS has run into millions of pounds – and its in these clinics where around 600 abortions take place every day, including multiple abortions (some have had as many as eight).
Some of these are clinics are where investigative journalists discovered functionaries willing to abort little girls simply because of their gender.
Some of the clinics to which they will go will be named for Marie Stopes.
Last year The Times reported that twenty two of their employees were paid more than £100,000. Their Chief Executive was reportedly paid £420,000(nearly 4 times the Prime Minister’s salary). They receive millions in public funds: £47 million from DFID and £20 million from the NHS in one recent year.
In 2016 the Care Quality Commission found dead unborn babies in their open bins.
Marie Stopes famously said that no society “should allow the diseased, the racially-negligent, the careless, the feeble-minded, the very lowest and worst members of the community to produce innumerable tens of thousands of warped and inferior infants”
Please note that when she wrote this, among others, Stopes had the Irish in mind.
So did those other luminaries, Beatrice and Sydney Webb who wrote in a Fabian Tract that “children are being freely born to the Irish Roman Catholics and the Polish, Russian and German Jews, the thriftless and irresponsible. . . . This can hardly result in anything but national deterioration . . . or this country falling to the Irish and the Jews.”
There was, of course, an echo of this unadulterated prejudice to be heard in the attacks on the Northern Irish this week.
For those Northern Irish women who have their abortions in an NHS hospital let them also recall the brave Scottish midwives who lost their hospital jobs after refusing to take the lives of their second patient – the baby – and reflect on what those midwives knew and believe.
They hold, as science does, that life begins at conception.
They know that an unborn child can feel pain and be caused great distress. They know that there is nothing compassionate about taking a life – it’s to confuse care and killing. They know that we have a duty of care to a mother and her child. It can never be reduced to a choice.
I have never been able to understand those able to dispense with the inconvenient yet incontestable truth that these babies are human lives – each unique and infinitely valuable. Barely a year passes without a major new discovery about how little difference there is between children in their mother’s womb and those at the breast. Yet we are told repeatedly that all of this is irrelevant. Patently, this is a preposterous position that no civilised society should support.
Three extraordinary women who at various times were my guests at Westminster spelt out the truth that every abortion carries untold consequences.
The late Norman McCorvey, who as “Jane Roe” was the test case that led to abortion in the US gave me copies of 1,000 affidavits that she had collected from post-abortive women. These sworn statements make for harrowing reading. She said: “This has long ceased to be a feminist issue about a woman’s right to choose.”
Dr.Alveda King, the niece of Dr.Martin Luther King, who had three abortions which she now deeply regrets told me “In our age the greatest human rights struggle, following in the footsteps of Wilberforce and my uncle’s civil rights movement is the battle today for the unborn”
While St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta told me and other parliamentarians “The greatest destroyer of peace in the world today is abortion.”
We must be positively pro-life, from the womb to the tomb, for the mother and the child, for the sick and the dying, for good medicine, ethical science, just laws. This is a daunting challenge but our world desperately needs to rediscover the beauty and mystery of life and to uphold a culture of life in place of our contemporary culture of death. Better, surely, than a ticket to yet another death in a British abortion clinic – where “victory” in Parliament is turned into a deadly defeat for both mother and child?