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Christian charity welcomes three-month ban for gender abortion doctor Palaniappan Rajmohan

by Aaron James

CARE's speaking after the Service banned Dr Palaniappan Rajmohan for three months, after he was caught on secret camera saying "it's like female infanticide, isn't it?" and offering to put the mother's age as the reason for the abortion, rather than the baby's gender.

Dr Rajmohan was working in the private Calthorpe Clinic in Birmingham when the film was made.

The Medical Tribunal Service said during the hearing: "You must have realised at the time that your actions would be considered as dishonest by the ordinary standards of reasonable and honest members of the medical profession.

"The panel has determined it is in the public interest to suspend your registration with immediate effect in order to maintain public confidence in the profession."

It's words are at odds with the Crown Prosecution Service, who refused to prosecute Dr Rajmohan when the film originally emerged on the grounds that it was "not in the public interest".

Christian pro-life campaigner Aisling Hubert tried to bring a private prosecution against Dr Rajmohan and Dr Prabha Sivaraman, who was  accused of conspiracy to procure poison to be used with intent to procure abortion before the CPS dropped her charges.

The CPS blocked Ms Hubert's efforts to privately prosecute the two medics, leading to dismay from some Christians.

Nola Leach, the Chief Executive of CARE, told Premier: "This is an important decision and sends a clear message that aborting a foetus because of its sex is ethically unacceptable.

"You have to question the wisdom of the CPS who previously decided not to prosecute.

"At present sex selective abortion is not specified on a legal ground and of course, when the 1967 Abortion Act was drafted, it was not possible to tell the sex of a foetus.

"Only last November MPs overwhelmingly backed a bid to clarify the current law and we have to recognise technology and medical science has moved on and so the law needs to be corrected.

"While the government might interpret the current law to view gender abortion as illegal, other agencies view it differently so clearly action needs to be taken."

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