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bpas response to Health Secretary’s comments on CPS "sex-selection" abortion decision

Ann Furedi, bpas Chief Executive said

‘It is hard to see how pursuing these cases would serve any public interest, not least given that both incidents were the result of a sting operation organised by a newspaper. In bpas' experience, the only women requesting abortion on the basis of gender alone are undercover journalists.

‘Recently collated figures by the Department of Health show the UK's gender ratio is well within the normal boundaries for a population. We would suggest that the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who has asked for "urgent clarification" of the decision not to prosecute, concern himself with real and pressing issues facing women needing contraception and abortion care rather than fabricated ones.’