Media Release 15th April 2014
Right to Life commends the courageous defenders of life who gather each Friday outside the Thames Hospital. They give witness to the sanctity of life of the unborn, who are being brought to the Hospital to have their lives violently terminated. They also pray for the mothers who are the second victims of abortion and for the hospital staff, that they will follow their conscience and refuse to have the blood of the innocent on their hands.
It is disappointing that Jacquie Mitchell (pictured), the manager of the Thames Hospital accuses those giving witness of harassment and claims that “the abortions are being performed for the right reasons.” There were 407 children who were killed at the Thames Hospital in 2012. There are no good and right reasons for killing a child before it is born. Those who engage in peaceful, prayerful vigils are exercising their right to free speech and assembly; this is not harassment. The manager is trying to create an aura of normality around abortion as though it is a normal and an acceptable part of our health service. It is not; it is violence against women and fatal violence against their precious unborn. Abortion has no place in our health service and it has no place in the Thames Hospital. Abortion is the only procedure where two patients enter a hospital and only one comes out.