Midwives required to supervise abortions, Scottish court finds
CWN - February 29, 2012
A Scottish court has ruled that midwives are required to supervise abortions.
The Court of Session in Edinburgh rejected a plea from two Catholic midwives who had declined to be involved with abortions in a Glasgow hospital. The court said that as long as the midwives were not required to participate directly—only to supervise others involved in the procedure—their rights were not violated.
Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow promptly released a statement expressing grave concern over the court ruling. Such an infringement on the individual’s rights of conscience, he said, “undermines the very basis of the law itself and society’s moral cohesion.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our final 2013 goal ($26,649 to go, assuming receipt of matching funds):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!