Doctors in the UK are increasingly refusing to perform abortions as illustrations mount of life-before-birth.
Rising numbers of doctors are refusing to carry out abortions, leading to a crisis in NHS provision.
The stance by staff, taken on ethical grounds, has led to a doubling of abortions carried out by private clinics, according to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
The swell of medical staff joining the unprecedented moral revolt means that there may soon not be enough doctors to carry out sufficient terminations to meet the public demand.
Katherine Guthrie, a spokesman on family planning for the RCOG, said: "You get no thanks for performing abortions. You get spat on. Who admits to friends at a dinner party that they are an abortionist?
"There is an increasing number of young doctors who are not participating in training. The Department of Health is really worried." ...
James Gerrard, a GP in Leeds, said: "Out of the six doctors in our practice, three of us object to abortion. I had made up my mind on abortion before entering the medical profession. I feel the foetus is a person and killing that foetus is wrong."
Look forward to a wave of legislation in the UK requiring doctors (who work for the nationalized health care system) to perform abortions whether they want to or not.