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Midwives lose abortion duties case

Two senior midwives have lost a legal case in which they argued that having to supervise staff who carried out abortions violated their human rights.

The two women were challenging a decision by Greater Glasgow Health Board that neither was entitled to refuse to support colleagues involved in abortion procedures.

Judge Lady Smith ruled they were sufficiently removed from direct involvement to afford respect for their beliefs.

  • 01 Mar 2012