Health Secretary demands ‘urgent clarification’ of decision not to prosecute doctors who agreed to perform illegal abortions because of the babies’ sex

Of all possible grounds on which an abortion might be carried out, one of the worst is surely gender, which remains illegal in the UK. But abortions are being carried out in the UK on the grounds of gender, so surely the prosecution of doctors who authorise such abortions must be in the public interest? It would seem not. In modern-day Britain a foetus has no value, and is afforded no protection by the state:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2412031/Doctors-prosecuted-gender-abortions-public-interest.html

From the article:

It is illegal for a pregnancy to be terminated on the basis of the baby’s gender, and the CPS concluded there was sufficient evidence to warrant a prosecution. But it said that the cases should be dealt with by the General Medical Council – which has no criminal powers – because it ‘would not be in the public interest’ to prosecute the doctors.

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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