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Top UK abortion clinic paid bonuses for encouraging abortions


Top UK abortion clinic paid bonuses for encouraging abortions
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The report said women who had decided not to have an abortion – and were less than five and a half weeks pregnant – "were being called and offered a later appointment." Inspectors found evidence that this was a policy across all 70 Marie Stopes clinics in the UK.Marie Stopes denied the claims, saying "It is categorically untrue that any member of our staff receives a performance-related bonus for the number of clients they treat," and "We do not contact clients who have chosen not to proceed with treatment."However, women have been coming forward to confirm this aggressive pushing of abortion by Marie Stopes staff. Catholic media commentator Caroline Farrow told SPUC that after booking an abortion for 1.30 p.m. at the Marie Stopes in Whitfield Street in 2003, she called the clinic and asked for counselling, as she was unsure about her decision.

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