MPs poised to declare gender abortion illegal


Abortion on grounds of gender is expected to be declared illegal by Parliament this week, as a cross-party alliance of MPs steps in hoping to end uncertainty over whether doctors can be prosecuted for the practice.

Confusion over the law was exposed last year by the decision of the then Director of Public Prosecutions, Sir Keir Starmer, not to bring charges against two doctors caught on camera agreeing to arrange abortions of baby girls purely because of their sex, in a Telegraph investigation.

The case was investigated by Scotland Yard and passed on to the Crown Prosecution Service which said that although there was enough evidence, it was not in the “public interest” to bring charges.


Hooray for basic human decency! :slight_smile:


They can make a law but it will likely be difficult to actually enforce.

But I’m still reading the article.


MPs vote to make sex selection abortion illegal


Why? Is killing a baby because of his/her sex worse than any other reason for killing a baby?:shrug:




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