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Catholic Midwives’ Abortion Ruling Overturned by Supreme Court

Last edited 17th December 2014

Catholic Midwives’ Abortion Ruling Overturned by Supreme Court

The UK’s supreme court has ruled that two Catholic midwives do not have the right to refuse to help other nurses with abortion procedures or planning.

Upholding an appeal by Greater Glasgow health board, the court found that Mary Doogan, 58, and Concepta Wood, 52, who worked as labour ward co-ordinators at the southern general hospital in Glasgow, did not have a legal right to object to helping with abortions in any way.


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