The CPS acknowledged, following a 19-month inquiry, that there was sufficient evidence to warrant a prosecution with a “realistic prospect of conviction”. But it told police that a “public interest test” had not been met.
The CPS said that there was no need to mount a prosecution because the General Medical Council, the body which oversees the conduct of doctors, could deal with the case. However, the GMC has no criminal powers and cannot prosecute breaches of the law.
Sources familiar with the Scotland Yard investigation said that prosecutors saw the issue as “sensitive” and that it had become “political”.Unity at Ministry of Truth has a comprehensive post up unpicking the various legal arguments and coming to the conclusion that there's really nothing to this.
Really? Or is it more the case that the two consultants involved are called Prabha Sivaraman and Raj Mohan, and not John Smith or Wendy Turner?
Mr Hunt voiced alarm at the decision and pressed for “urgent clarification” from the Attorney General. He said: “We are clear that gender selection abortion is against the law and completely unacceptable.
“This is a concerning development and I have written to the Attorney General to ask for urgent clarification on the grounds for this decision.”No, what’s needed is to ensure that the AG makes an example of the CPS personnel involved, and then makes an example of these two doctors.