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Midwives required to supervise abortions, Scottish court finds

Catholic World News - 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.”

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