Archbishop Peter Smith, speaking on behalf of the Bishops Conference of England and Wales, has expressed concern over the Crown Prosecution Service's decision not to prosecute two doctors who agreed to carry out an abortion on the grounds of gender selection.
Archbishop Smith said: “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, and I welcome the intervention of the Health Secretary.
"Abortion is always an injustice to the child who is unwanted, and sex selection though abortion is just one expression of that injustice. 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 needs to change if the rights of unborn children are to be protected.”
See also: ICN 8 September 2013 Prosecutors accused of double standards over abortion on grounds of gender www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=23184
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