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Supreme Court unanimously allows the appeal to set aside the Inner House’s declarator on the scope of the Abortion Act 1967, s 4(1)

Greater Glasgow Health Board v Doogan & Anor (Scotland) [2014] UKSC 68

Related Member(s):
Karon Monaghan QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Community Care Law, Healthcare, Mental Health and Mental Capacity, Public Law
Court:

The Supreme Court unanimously allowed the appeal to set aside the Inner House’s declarator that the scope of the Abortion Act 1967, s 4(1), included ‘the entitlement to refuse to delegate, supervise and/or support staff in the provision of care to patients’ undergoing terminations and extended to ‘any involvement in the process of treatment, the object of which is to terminate a pregnancy’.

Karon Monaghan QC intervened on behalf of the Royal College of Midwives and British Pregnancy Advisory Service.