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Review of abortion law demanded after abortion for cleft palate

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 27 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1250
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Lawyers will next week ask the High Court for permission to begin a legal action that could lead to a tightening up of the abortion law and the definition of serious handicap.

    Reverend Joanna Jepson and her lawyers are seeking the go-ahead to pursue a judicial review of a decision by West Mercia Police not to prosecute a doctor who performed a late abortion on a woman who, it is alleged, did not want a baby with a cleft palate. The woman has …

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