‘Pro-abortion campaigners care more about animal rights than human life’, says German Health Minister

Pro-abortionists in Germany have been accused by the Minister for Health of putting animal rights above the rights of unborn children.

Jens Spahn made the comments as he spoke out against calls to lift the country’s ban on allowing doctors to advertise abortion services.

Opponents attacked him on the grounds that abortion was an ‘extraneous topic’.

‘Human life’

Spahn said: “Some of those who now want to promote abortions are uncompromising enough when it comes to animal rights”.

He added that “in this debate they no longer take into account that it’s a question of human life”.

Spahn has been tipped as a possible successor to Angela Merkel as Chancellor of Germany.

‘Extremist’

A similar argument was made about abortion in the UK in a recent article for The Spectator, entitled: ‘Why are animals more important than unborn children?’.

Ross Clark highlighted that there have been “animal laws by the dozen” over the past twenty years but there is “an utter refusal on the part of our main political parties” to even discuss the issue of abortion.

“There seems to be an unwritten rule in politics that the issue must not be discussed, and that anyone holding views which are disapproving of current practice on abortion must be dismissed as an extremist”.

1967 Abortion Act

Clark continued: “This is in spite of obvious evidence that abortion as conducted in Britain is completely at odds with the word of the law.

“Under the 1967 act that legalised abortion, it is clearly stated that it is only supposed to be used in situations where the mother’s physical or mental health is at risk or if the baby were to be born seriously handicapped.

“Few would even pretend that abortion is being restricted to these cases.”

Industrial scale destruction

He asked how the public can be so concerned about protecting animals, “yet seem blithely indifferent about the industrial-scale destruction of human foetuses?”

“I find it extraordinary that so many of us apparently value the lives of furry creatures over those of humans”.