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Christian doctor to resume abortion-reversal pills service after General Medical Council drops investigation

by Kelly Valencia

The UK medical regulator has dropped its investigation into a Christian doctor providing abortion-reversal pills. 

In May 2021, the General Medical Council (GMC) banned Dr Dermot Kearney from providing women with emergency abortion pill rescue therapy (APR), a treatment that’s not available on the NHS.

Dr Kearney would provide APR to those women who had taken the first of the two abortion pills but changed their mind about proceeding with the abortion.

Supported by the Christian Legal Centre (CLC), the former president of the Catholic Medical Association appealed the decision.

The hearing challenging the ban was due in the High Court this week but the GMC has now dropped the investigation after concluding that there was no evidence of wrongdoing.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Dr Kearney said he feels “delighted and relieved”.

“When I look at the babies, when I speak to the women and their partners, it brings tears to my eyes.

“None of the women I helped complained to the GMC, and none of the families either. The women themselves were all very grateful, even when it didn't work. I struggle to understand why some people oppose this treatment.

“I've been the target of an orchestrated campaign by the abortion industry to stop pro-life doctors like me from offering abortion pill reversal (APR) treatment.”

Andrea Williams, chief executive of Christian Concern, commented: “We are beyond delighted to have helped secure justice for this brilliant and compassionate doctor.”

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