Pro-lif­ers go to court

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

Pro-life cam­paign­ers are go­ing to court in an at­tempt to over­turn a Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment pol­icy al­low­ing women to take abor­tion med­i­ca­tion at home.

The two-day hear­ing will be held at the Court of Ses­sion in Ed­in­burgh, start­ing to­mor­row, in front of Lady Wise. The case has been launched by the So­ci­ety for the Pro­tec­tion of Un­born Chil­dren (Scot­land).

Cam­paign­ers are seek­ing a Ju­di­cial Re­view of plans pre­sented by Scot­land’s chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer Dr Cather­ine Calder­wood af­ter abor­tion re­spon­si­bil­i­ties were de­volved to the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment in 2016.

They op­pose plans to al­low women seek­ing an abor­tion in the first nine weeks of preg­nancy to take the sec­ond of two nec­es­sary med­i­ca­tions at home in­stead of at a NHS out­pa­tient clinic.

Dr Cather­ine Calder­wood

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