Clare Murphy, the director of policy at the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, said that the organisation “sees women from all walks of life who have gone to CPCs because they were misled into believing they could get unbiased advice and referral for abortion”.She added: “Women less familiar with the health care system, or those concerned about talking to their family GP, are more likely to go to a service they came across online, which makes young women particularly vulnerable to these groups.” There are more than 100 CPCs across the country, but it is often unclear who funds or runs them: many are not listed at Companies House, the official registry of company accounts and directors, or registered as charities.But Andrew Wantland was the child of Christian Scientists, and the children of Christian Scientists have much to bear. More accurately, Christian Scientists do not believe in medical science, or what they call "materia medica." They generally do not accept medical care for themselves, and many do not permit it for their children. Had my brother or sister or I contracted a serious illness or met with a life-threatening accident while we were growing up, we would have been expected to heal ourselves, just as we were expected to heal ourselves of colds, flu, allergies, and bad behavior.
“There’s also an increased statistical likelihood of child abuse,” she said as she scanned a paper that listed possible consequences. I mean, I’m not saying it’s many people, obviously it’s still a very low percentage, but it just seems like there’s a correlation between the two,” replied the counsellor. The information was intended to help the woman “think through” whether she wanted to end her pregnancy.
She explained further: “So when you have a child, you have natural maternal instincts towards the child and there are also natural barriers that surround the child that you don’t cross.” “I would be more likely to abuse the child? In fact, the woman was neither pregnant nor considering an abortion.
It suggests satisfaction, rather than regret or loss or sorrow.
On the grave of a mature person it would presumably pay tribute to a life of accomplishment and fulfillment; on that of a child it seems almost too much to bear. Most people who have heard of Christian Science know one thing about it: Christian Scientists do not "believe" in doctors.
A young adviser walked into the waiting area and asked one of the clients to follow her into a small consulting room down the corridor. “Yes”, replied the woman, before explaining the reason for her attendance: she was pregnant and considering an abortion, but wanted to find out more before making a decision. “I think it’s just because it can really confuse relationships with children.” The adviser also said: “A lot of people find out this sort of information only after they’ve made the decision and they, you know …