A row has erupted after a Christian-run NHS GP surgery in Mottingham posted a notice warning that some of its doctors refuse to prescribe the morning-after pill to patients on grounds of conscience.
So if you get raped in Mottingham, then don’t think about going to this set of GPs and asking for help because the fair minded, good churchgoers will tell you to get stuffed – although, come to think of it, that’s why you went there in the first place, so to speak.
It is incredible to me that in the 21st century where women have been given the choice of whether to allow their bodies to be used to breed babies that doctors are allowed under the law to refuse to prescribe contraception.
It is bad enough that they won’t prescibe the pill as a routine method to married women. At least they can get the pill elsewhere. But to refuse to prescribe the morning after pill is just barbaric.
You don’t go to the doctor for this medication as a routine measure. It’s for emergencies.
Now whilst you might feel little sympathy for a woman who goes on the piss on a Saturday night and gets laid in a drunken fumble behind the bus shelter, it’s quite another thing to refuse it in the case of rape victims.
But, of course, they’re all the same in the eyes of the church – and loose morals are loose morals, after all. They must have been gagging for it!