CPS decision to stop private prosecutions of doctors charged with abortion offences – CPS News Brief

‘In February 2012 Drs Sivaraman and Rajmohan were the subject of an undercover operation organised by The Daily Telegraph at various abortion clinics in England. The evidence obtained was passed to the police and, after an investigation, considered by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). It was concluded that in each case there was sufficient evidence of an abortion offence, although this was a finely balanced decision, but that it was not in the public interest to prosecute. On 5 September 2013 and, in more detail, on 7 October 2013 the CPS issued public statements explaining the decision making in these cases.’

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CPS News Brief, 13th March 2015

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‘Door wide open’ to gender abortion as CPS blocks prosecution of doctors, campaigners claim – Daily Telegraph

‘Prosecutors halt case against doctors filmed in Telegraph investigation over ‘public interest’ considerations.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2015

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MPs reject backbench bid to amend abortion laws – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2015 in abortion, amendments, gender, news, parliament, sex discrimination by sally

‘MPs have defeated a cross-party bid to clarify in law that abortion on the grounds of gender alone is illegal in the UK.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2015

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Gendercide abortion law is ‘a risk to mothers’ – The Independent

Posted February 19th, 2015 in abortion, crime, gender, health, news, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Women’s rights campaigners are calling on MPs to vote against criminalising abortion on grounds of a child’s gender because it could drive the problem underground.’

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The Independent, 18th February 2015

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Abortion doctor will appear in court – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 27th, 2015 in abortion, doctors, news, private prosecutions, sex discrimination by sally

‘Telegraph investigation leads Christian campaigner to mount private prosecution against doctor accused of offering gender-based abortion.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th January 2015

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Toddler who survived abortion is ‘little miracle’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2015 in abortion, children, custody, families, health, medical treatment, news, pregnancy by tracey

‘A baby boy who survived a late abortion carried out because his mother’s life was in danger has been described as a “little miracle” by a judge.

Details of the boy’s survival emerged in a Family Court judgment which concluded that the boy should live with his father’s family as his mother said she was unable to look after him.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2015

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Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board v Doogan and another – WLR Daily

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board v Doogan and another [2014] UKSC 68; [2014] WLR (D) 550

‘The right of conscientious objection under section 4(1) of the Abortion Act 1967 extended to the whole course of medical treatment which brought about the ending of a pregnancy including the medical and nursing care connected with the process, but only in relation to the actual looking after and treatment of the patient rather than the host of ancillary, administrative and managerial tasks associated with it.’

WLR Daily, 17th December 2014

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Greater Glasgow Health Board (Appellant) v Doogan and another (Respondents) (Scotland) – Supreme Court

Greater Glasgow Health Board (Appellant) v Doogan and another (Respondents) (Scotland) [2014] UKSC 68 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 17th December 2014

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Catholic midwives’ abortion ruling overturned by supreme court – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2014 in abortion, midwives, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The UK’s highest court has overturned a ruling made in favour of two Catholic midwives who object to any involvement in abortion procedures.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2014

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Doctor to appear in court in UK’s first gender abortion prosecution – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 10th, 2014 in abortion, conspiracy, doctors, gender, news, private prosecutions by sally

‘Doctor exposed in Telegraph investigation served summons to face conspiracy allegation in landmark sex-selective abortion private prosecution.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th November 2014

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Abortion investigation: Group launches private prosecution – Daily Telegraph

‘Papers submitted to court in bid to trigger rare private prosecution of doctors exposed in The Telegraph’s undercover abortion investigation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th October 2014

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Do Not Resuscitate notices: Patients’ rights under Article 8 – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Court of Appeal has declared that the failure of a hospital to consult a patient in their decision to insert a Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Notice in her notes was unlawful and in breach of her right to have her physical integrity and autonomy protected under Article 8.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th June 2014

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Midwives can take leading role in abortions – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 2nd, 2014 in abortion, midwives, news by sally

‘New guidelines, attacked by MPs and campaigners, clarify that nurses and midwives can ‘administer abortion drugs’ if doctors remain ‘in charge throughout”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd June 2014

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Gender-selective abortion is illegal, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to announce – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in abortion, gender, news by sally

‘Ministers to issue new guidance making clear that sex-selective abortion and pre-signing abortion forms is illegal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd May 2014

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Girl, 13, can make her own decision about termination, says judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 12th, 2014 in abortion, news, young persons by sally

‘A High Court judge has ruled that a 13-year-old girl is capable of making her own decision about whether or not to terminate a pregnancy.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th May 2014

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Do we need a root-and-branch review of the Abortion Act? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 6th, 2014 in abortion, doctors, legislation, news by tracey

‘In a thoughtful piece in the Guardian, MP Sarah Wollaston calls for a review of the Abortion Act. She focuses on the decision by the General Medical Council (GMC) not to pursue Fitness to Practice proceedings against 67 doctors who had pre-signed, without assessing the women concerned, the forms used to authorise abortion. She concludes: “… it makes no sense to prolong outdated and paternalistic attitudes that only doctors can make judgments about whether the grounds for the Abortion Act are satisfied. It makes even less sense to leave the situation as it is now with doubts about the legal obligation for a doctor to have seen the woman to whom form HSA1 refers; clear guidance must be issued as to whether doctors may sign based on evidence from clinical nurse specialists. A change to allow clinicians other than doctors to certify directly would, however, require an amendment to the Abortion Act.
In my view, the act is no longer fit for purpose. This would be a good time for a wider review of the ethical arguments and public attitudes, and to establish a legal framework fit for the 21st century.” ‘

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 2nd May 2014

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Pre-signing abortion forms is illegal, General Medical Council admits – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 6th, 2014 in abortion, consent, crime, doctors, documents, illegality, news by tracey

‘More than 60 doctors who pre-signed abortion forms without knowing anything about the women concerned did break the law, the head of the General Medical Council admitted last night as pressure grew on police to investigate.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th May 2014

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Illegal abortion doctors face no action – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in abortion, doctors, news, prosecutions, public interest by sally

‘Doctors who illegally signed dozens of abortion consent forms will not be disciplined, as MPs say this is evidence of the UK’s ‘abortion on demand’ culture.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd April 2014

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Abortion provider BPAS fined £200,000 for data breach – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2014 in abortion, data protection, fines, internet, news, privacy by tracey

‘An abortion provider has been fined £200,000 for a data breach that revealed almost 10,000 people’s details to a hacker.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2014

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Abortion counselling – why statutory regulation is needed – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted March 7th, 2014 in abortion, doctors, news by tracey

‘Abortion is an emotive subject, regardless of political persuasion. It is one of the few issues that genuinely has the ability to polarise opinion, with neither side likely to be persuaded to the other’s point of view.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 6th March 2014

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