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£1m wasted smearing abortion providers


11:55 am - April 5th 2012

by Sunny Hundal    


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I wrote a few weeks about how the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley was trying to play politics with abortion services.

To summarise: Lansley had forced the Care Quality Commission to drop everything and do spot-checks on abortion clinics on whether they complied with the law.

The intention was clear: to try and catch out BPAS – an independent abortion provider that Nadine Dorries is leading a crusade against – and to smear abortion providers in general.

Now Andrew Lansley has been caught out. A FOI request by the BBC has found two things:

– The politically driven operation cost £1m, with hundreds of other inspections cancelled.

– Andrew Lansley’s “outrage” over the whole episode was exaggerated. He didn’t reveal details of the inspection before going on the attack, and now it turns out it wasn’t as bad as thought.

Via Sarah Ditum:

In total, CQC inspected 329 of these services. We believe that the ‘more than 50 clinics’ reference relates to all clinics where we found breaches of any of the regulations under the Health and Social Care Act 2008, as the overall number of services where we found evidence of pre-signed of forms is significantly lower than this number.

Andrew Lansley communicated his findings to the Telegraph before the inspection programme was complete and before any statement had been made before Parliament.

Basically, he was chasing headlines to smear independent abortion providers, and has now been caught out.

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1. James Reade

Yup. Was expecting some lame “outrage” based on this revelation.

What exactly is the revelation? Hmm, regulation costs money. And we’re supposed to be surprised? And you want lots more of it everywhere?!

Then I just don’t get it. Really don’t. On here you claim to be “pro choice”.

Hence, if you were pro choice, you’d be keen that the regulator does its job to ensure that women are getting a fully informed choice, and ensure that providers of a service comply with the law, right?

Why, then, this outrage?

The checks did cost money (anyone surprised?), and they found that providers were in breach of the law. How, then, is that wasted money?

The particular breach of the law isn’t clear, but either way that’s a concern, and something that should be investigated further – that is, if you think we should bother even regulating the abortion market? It kind of sounds like you’d prefer it if there wasn’t any regulation?

Always good to see those small govt tory libertarians at work.

They are such hypocrites. Andrew Gilligan should write a column about it. Oh wait.

3. Leon Wolfeson

@1 – Typical excuses and Tory economics – work harder for less!

@James Reade

Hence, if you were pro choice, you’d be keen that the regulator does its job to ensure that women are getting a fully informed choice, and ensure that providers of a service comply with the law, right?

Any evidence they were not?

Of course not, as this is just another excuse for reactionaries to harass professionals doing a tough job.

5. MarkAustin

@1. James Reade. Obviously these clinics need to be regulated. That’s not the point.

The point is that obn rather nebulous “evidence” that there were some irregularities – in particular consent forms pre-signed by one doctor, just waiting to be completed and signed by the second,

Andrew Lansley in effect accused ALL clinics of doing the same and has just wasted £1,000,000 finding out that 50 (out of more than 250) clinics) has some irregularity and “significantly less than this”—which to mind implies single figures—were guilty as charged.

The problem—as Andrew Lansley well knows—is that mud sticks. The non-political majority, who only look at headlines, will be left with a vague impression that this form of cheating is rife; thus softening the public up for restrictions on abortion charities.

He is using Government money to pursue a partisan campaign to restrict abortion: or more correctly legal abortion. I do not believe that even a complete ban would have much effect on the abortion rate as illegal and dangerous abortions woul proliferate.

I am a little bit puzzled as to what Sunny’s point is.

Over 50 abortion providers were found to be in breach of regulations. They were caught red handed – what is the issue?

It they were all clean as a whistle I could see where Mr Hundal might go with this line….

@6 the point is that ideologically hogtied patsy of billionaires Andrew Landsley wants to destroy root & branch what your great grandparents, grandparents, and parents fought for with their lives, or benefited from in their lives. The money devoted to abortion services or anything else should be either in his own back pocket, or his bribemaster’s pocket, NOT TO KEEP THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF OUR CIVILISATION GOING!

He doesn’t care how much damage he does to you, or your family, even if you are rich!

Know the agenda? learn it, before his ilk destroy your future…

“Andrew Landsley wants to destroy root & branch what your great grandparents, grandparents, and parents fought for with their lives”

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Funniest comment ever given its in a post that is chastising lack of evidence and hyperbolic statements.

9. Leon Wolfeson

@8 – You’re so dizzy you’re in a spin. And not a good one.

James @ 6

I am a little bit puzzled as to what Sunny’s point is.

The problem is that normally the Tory vermin despise regulations. Fucking despise the regulations that are designed to defend consumers, employees or tenants. Not only that, but they fucking well hate the people whose job it is to enforce those regulations. Health and Safety offices’ budgets are under constant attack and of course the consumer protection council have been declawed. None and nothing should interfere with Big business from raking in as much money as possible.

However, when it comes to abortion, no, that is different, the scum are all about regulation and regulators. No ‘vote with your feet’ or ‘just get on with it’ when it comes to the blue rinsers hatred of women. No ‘voluntary code of conduct’ or letting the market decide when it comes to women having rights over their own bodies.

To be fair to the Tories, they have been let off the hook by the Left, they have been allowed to hijack the term ‘pro life’.

These cunts are anything but ‘pro life’. They would happily let millions of babies starve and napalm millions more to save on the aid budget or attack ‘enemies’ of America. They will cut funding for disabled or disadvantaged children at the drop of a hat and without a second thought. They will see babies made homeless and children born to mothers in handcuffs. They will demand child benefit cut to children.

They only care about ‘babies’ in the womb, the minute they are out of the womb they become parasites.

Never trust a Tory under any circumstances because they are vilest people.

11. Dick the Prick

@11, Jim – alright to pop you down as a ‘maybe’ then?

12. Gwenfrewi

@5

“The point is that obn rather nebulous “evidence” that there were some irregularities – in particular consent forms pre-signed by one doctor, just waiting to be completed and signed by the second”

The forms were not just waiting for the second doctor to sign. They were waiting for the patient’s name and detsails to be inserted.

OK, maybe you think one doctor is enough. But as the law stands at present, there are supposed to be two; and any doctor who signs a consent form for a medical procedure to be carried out on a patient he/she has absolutely no knowledge of, is potentially endangering that patient.


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