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Politics – Abortion case costs paid

May 2017

Aisling Hubert, the young woman who unsuccessfully took on the Crown Prosecution Service and two gender-abortion doctors only to face exorbitant legal bills — an outcome that has surely baffled all fair-minded people — has been thrown a lifeline.

After her failed attempts to challenge the CPS for not prosecuting doctors who were proven on film to have offered gender-selective abortion services, Ms Hubert was told she had to pay the doctors £47,000.

The 23-year-old, who was being supported by the Christian Legal Centre, has been helped by the generosity of Christians who supported her case. All her costs have now been met.

She said, ‘Thanks to your generosity, we have received enough money to pay those costs in full, and to make a contribution to the overall cost of running the case and the ongoing battle to protect life. I am overwhelmed by your generosity, and give great thanks to God. Thank you so much’.

In January, Evangelical Times cited a Conservative woman editorial, in which the author claimed Ms Hubert had been unfairly landed with the ‘crippling’ legal bills. This was because she attempted to bring a private prosecution against two doctors, who were filmed by reporters from the Daily Telegraph offering to abort babies purely on the grounds that they were female.

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Abortion Act. Since then, more than 8 million abortions have been carried out in the UK. It is to be hoped that, if ever this pernicious Act is radically altered in the right direction (or, best of all, repealed), Ms Hubert will receive full compensation from the State — ideally, out of the budget of the Crown Prosecution Service! — for the distress and cost she endured through fighting for justice in this particular case.

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