Gender abortion decision ‘unconstitutional’ say MPs – Daily Telegraph

“An alliance of 50 MPs on Saturday accuses the Crown Prosecution Service of an ‘unconstitutional’ encroachment on the role of Parliament by refusing to bring charges against doctors linked to illegal abortions.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th September 2013

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Gender abortions: CPS accused of double standards after putting pro-life campaigners on trial – Daily Telegraph

“The Crown Prosecution Service has been accused of ‘double standards’ over abortion laws as campaign groups detailed how it brought criminal charges against a string of pro-life protesters yet refused to prosecute doctors over illegal practices.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2013

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CPS statement on abortion related case – Crown Prosecution Service

“The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC said: ‘This was a very difficult and finely balanced decision. It was based on the individual facts of the case; it is not a policy decision. But in light of concerns raised today, I have decided that it would be sensible to put into the public domain the case specific reasons for not prosecuting in much greater detail. Clearly this will involve careful consideration of how much information can be put into the public domain by way of explanation, but my intention is for a fuller statement to made by the CPS in due course. In the mean time, I understand that the Health Secretary has written to the Attorney General asking for clarification and I am happy to assist him in any way.’ ”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th September 2013

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Hunt concerned by lack of prosecutions in gender abortion case – BBC News

Posted September 5th, 2013 in abortion, Crown Prosecution Service, gender, news, prosecutions, public interest by sally

“The CPS’s decision not to prosecute two doctors who have been accused of offering to arrange abortions based on gender is ‘concerning’, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.”

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BBC News, 5th Sepetember 2013

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Appeal court cuts jail term for woman who aborted baby at 40 weeks – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2013 in abortion, appeals, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A woman jailed for eight years after aborting her unborn baby within a week of her due date has had her sentence reduced to three and a half years.”

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The Guardian, 12th June 2013

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Bipolar patient has capacity to decide to terminate pregnancy – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 28th, 2013 in abortion, Court of Protection, mental health, news by sally

“The patient in this case was a 37 year old highly intelligent graduate who worked in IT. For the past 8 years she presented with symptoms which were diagnosed as those of bi-polar disorder. She had been detained under compulsory or similar powers at various times in Italy, in France and here in England.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th May 2013

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Bipolar woman wins High Court battle for right to have abortion – The Independent

Posted May 24th, 2013 in abortion, Court of Protection, mental health, news by tracey

“A pregnant woman with severe mental health problems is expected to have an abortion after a High Court judge ruled that she was capable of making the decision.”

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The Independent, 21st May 2013

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Paranoid woman begs court to let her abort baby she gave up pills to protect – The Independent

Posted May 21st, 2013 in abortion, medicines, mental health, news by sally

“A pregnant woman suffering from ‘severe’ mental health problems has made an impassioned plea to a High Court judge, asking that she be granted an abortion.”

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The Independent, 20th May 2013

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An overdue inquiry into the working of the Abortion Act – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 18th, 2013 in abortion, disabled persons, equality, medical ethics, news by sally

“Whatever your view of abortion, there are too many abortions, and too many of them are too late. Even abortion’s fiercest advocates do not pretend that it is a good thing – just the lesser of two evils.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 15th February 2013

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Mental health ‘excuse’ to sign off abortions – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 4th, 2013 in abortion, medical ethics, mental health, news by tracey

“Doctors are routinely bending the law to allow women to have abortions on questionable mental-health grounds, the head of Britain’s biggest abortion provider has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2013

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Three notorious Court of Protection hearings – The Independent

Posted January 31st, 2013 in abortion, Court of Protection, freedom of movement, homosexuality, news by sally

“After doctors today told the High Court that an Iranian immigrant on hunger strike must be force fed because a ‘delusional disorder’ renders him incapable of a decision on starvation, we look back at three other notorious Court of Protection hearings.”

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The Independent, 30th January 2013

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Abortion and the cognitively impaired mother – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted January 21st, 2013 in abortion, jurisdiction, learning difficulties, news, parental rights by sally

“It will be interesting to watch the reception of a recent Court of Protection case, as yet unreported, in which a woman with profound learning difficulties was found to have capacity to decide not to terminate her pregnancy.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 21st January 2013

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Woman with learning difficulties can decide own pregnancy fate, court rules – The Guardian

“A young woman with learning difficulties who faced the prospect of a court deciding if her pregnancy should be terminated has the capacity to decide herself, the high court has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2013

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Doctors seek court order to carry out abortion on mentally disabled woman – Daily Telegraph

“Doctors are applying for a court order to allow them to carry out an abortion on a mentally disabled woman without her consent.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th January 2013

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Judge in late abortion case linked to conservative Christian charity – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2012 in abortion, Christianity, conflict of interest, judges, news, sentencing by sally

“A judge who criticised UK abortion policies while sentencing a woman to eight years in prison for performing her own abortion at a late stage in her pregnancy is one of at least five members of the judiciary with links to a Christian charity which has campaigned for more conservative abortion laws.”

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The Guardian, 21st September 2012

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Sarah Catt, abortion and the legal rights of pregnant women – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2012 in abortion, conflict of interest, judges, news, pregnancy, sentencing by sally

“Before prosecuting and jailing women for abortion, we should ask whether criminalisation is ever appropriate.”

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The Guardian, 21st September 2012

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Anti-abortion protesters cleared of public order offences – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2012 in abortion, demonstrations, intimidation, news, public order by sally

“Anti-abortion protesters who displayed pictures of aborted foetuses outside a clinic offering pregnancy terminations have been cleared of public order offences.”

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The Guardian, 17th September 2012

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Woman jailed for self-abortion – The Independent

Posted September 17th, 2012 in abortion, news, poisoning, sentencing by sally

“A woman who aborted her own baby within a week of his due date has been jailed for eight years.”

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The Independent, 17th September 2012

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Doctors broke abortion law in 13 NHS trusts – The Guardian

Posted July 13th, 2012 in abortion, doctors, news by sally

“Doctors in 13 NHS trusts in England have been found to be breaking abortion law by pre-signing forms certifying that women could have their pregnancies terminated.”

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The Guardian, 12th July 2012

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Abortion: the legal position – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 12th, 2012 in abortion, news by sally

“Anyone involved in performing abortions without proper certification could be liable for criminal prosecution, the Department of Health has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th July 2012

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