A Christian doctor has been ordered by a medical tribunal in the United Kingdom not to provide life-saving treatment to women who seek his help while an investigation is conducted.
Officials at Christian Concern explained Dr. Dermot Kearney, a former president of the Catholic Medical Association, is considering how to challenge the punishment imposed by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.
He was accused of providing prescriptions to women who had taken the first of two chemicals that are described as an abortion-pill process.
“It is believed to be the first time a medical doctor has been prohibited from providing a treatment that saves lives,” Christian Concern explained in a report.
Kearney has been ordered not to provide that treatment to women for up to 18 months during an investigation.
He’s being supported by the Christian Legal Center.
The first of the two abortion pills, Mifepristone, often kills the unborn child. But it has been documented that women who regret taking that first pill sometimes can reverse the process with a prescription of the natural hormone progesterone, which inhibits the effects of Mifepristone.
Students suggest that as many as 68% of the chemical abortions can be reversed if the treatment is started fairly soon.
The report explains the situation involving Laura, who was pregnant in 2020 but not in a stable relationship. She initially chose to participate in the U.K.’s abortion by telemedicine program.
“As soon as I took the first pill, I instantly regretted it. I immediately broke down in tears and felt so much guilt,” she told Christian Concern. ““I tried to make myself sick to bring it back up. I was vomiting blood through cutting my throat with my fingers as I was desperate to make myself sick, but I could not do it properly.”
Searching for help, she reached out to an American organization, and was referred to Kearney.
She got the prescription and saved her baby.
“Here you have a doctor being prohibited from saving lives and providing women with first class professional support in a crisis,” charged Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Center.
“There is something very wrong going on when a medical doctor is prohibited from saving babies’ lives at a time when we are told we must do everything to save lives in response to coronavirus,” Williams said, “These women were urgently seeking help after abortion providers closed the door and said there was no hope and no way back after taking the first pill.”
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