Dr Dermot Kearney was blocked from providing emergency life-saving treatment to unborn babies for women who regret taking the abortion pill.
Supported by the Christian Legal Centre, Dr Dermot Kearney, former President of the Catholic Medical Association (UK), was challenging a ruling that prohibited him from providing life-saving treatment to unborn babies after their mothers regretted taking the first abortion pill, Mifepristone.
Several women who received help from Dermot spoke out, testifying to the care he gave them, in many instances resulting in the birth of a healthy baby.
Thankfully, just before the case was due to go to the High Court, the General Medical Council (GMC) reversed the ban against him, after concluding that there was no case to answer.
Dr Kearney commented: “I am relieved and delighted to have been exonerated. I have been the victim of a coordinated campaign by senior figures in the abortion industry who have been determined to prevent women in urgent need from accessing abortion reversal treatment.
“The whole investigation and the untruths about abortion reversal reported in the media have taken a toll on me and my family. The truth about abortion reversal treatment must now be told and medical professionals who are able and willing to support women with the treatment should be allowed to do so without fear.
“My hope is that woman across the UK will now be told by medical regulators and abortion providers that abortion reversal treatment is safe, that it is available, and that success is possible if they regret their decision to have an abortion and choose to seek help.”
However, since the ruling by the GMC, MSI Reproductive Choices (formerly Marie Stopes International) medical director, Dr Jonathan Lord, has continued an aggressive campaign against abortion pill reversal. A group of doctors is calling on the GMC to investigate Dr Lord over a series of professional misconduct concerns, which include him ‘harassing’ one of Dr Kearney’s patients to give false witness against the support and treatment given her by Dr Kearney.
Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre, which is supporting Dr Kearney, commented: “Jonathan Lord is so ideologically driven that he will stop at nothing to shut down those who think differently even to the point of contacting women personally to persuade them to complain. What Jonathan Lord found when he did that was that it was in fact Dr Kearney from whom the women were getting the real care and not MSI. Women should be properly informed by abortion providers, as a matter of course, that the baby’s death is not inevitable after the first pill is taken.”