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English prelate criticizes decision not to prosecute sex-selective abortions

September 12, 2013

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark has criticized a recent decision by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) not to prosecute abortionists who have committed illegal sex-selective abortions.

“Many people are rightly very concerned about the CPS decision not to prosecute in the case of the doctors who were willing to conduct abortion as a means of gender selection,” he said in a statement quoted by multiple media sources.

“Abortion is always an injustice to the child who is unwanted, and sex selection though abortion is just one expression of that injustice,” the prelate added. “The existing law should be enforced, but what is needed above all is a soul-searching and honest debate about how our culture and society [need] to change if the rights of unborn children are to be protected.”


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  • Posted by: Defender - Sep. 12, 2013 10:22 AM ET USA

    And to think this was the home of common law and Magna Carta...