United Kingdom

British Health Secretary Wants To Know Why Doctors Who Performed Sex-Selective Abortions Are Not Being Prosecuted

Sex-selective abortions are illegal in the U.K.

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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has demanded to know why two doctors accused of arranging abortions based on the sex of the unborn baby will not face prosecution.

Doctors were secretly filmed agreeing to terminate pregnancies because the baby was either male of female as part of a Daily Telegraph investigation.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decided there was enough evidence to pursue a prosecution but considered it was not in the public interest.

It said the General Medical Council (GMC) was already involved in the case and could strike doctors off the register.