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British applaud ‘historic’ ruling for midwives who refuse to participate in abortion

Posted by Joseph on 27 April, 2013

Mary Doogan and Connie Wood, two Roman Catholic midwives, have won what theScotsman newspaper called “a historic ruling from appeal judges in Edinburgh to avoid any participation in abortions.”

The dispute arose when Doogan’s and Wood’s employers–National Health Service Greater Glasgow and Clyde–reorganized abortion services  in 2007. Mid-term and late-term abortions would be performed on the labor ward rather than on the gynecology ward and the midwives were told they had to oversee abortion procedures.

Mary Doogan, left, and Connie Wood won an historic ruling fo

Mary Doogan, left, and Connie Wood won an historic ruling for conscience rights.

Central to Doogan’s and Wood’s defense was that previously they were not called on to delegate, supervise or support staff engaged in the care of patients undergoing abortions.

more at: http://www.lifesitenews.com/blog/british-applaud-historic-ruling-for-midwives-who-refuse-to-participate-in-a?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=69d127c872-LifeSiteNews_com_Intl_Headlines_04_26_2013&utm_medium=email

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