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Midwives who refuse to do abortions: verdict due Wednesday

15 December 2014

London: On Wednesday the Supreme Court will give its judgment in the case of two midwives who refuse to help provide abortions.

The hospital argues that the statutory protection of conscientious objectors in the Abortion Act 1967 does not apply to almost all of the functions of labour ward co-ordinators.

Mary Doogan commented: “Connie and I became midwives to help mothers safely deliver their babies, and that is what we have always tried to do. I hope that through fighting this case we will help ensure that midwives in future are able to practice according to their conscience.”

Mary and Connie's fight to protect midwives' rights was opposed by the pro-abortion leadership of the Royal College of Midwives.

Paul Tully, SPUC's general secretary, can be contacted on 07939 178719 or 020 7820 3127.

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