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British abortionist who agreed to sex-selection abortion given slap on the wrist

by | Nov 3, 2015

By Dave Andrusko

Abortionist Palaniappan Rajmohan

Abortionist Palaniappan Rajmohan

In a stunning decision, stunning because the punishment was so inconsequential, the license of a British abortionist who agreed to abort a baby because the mother did not want a girl was suspended for three months.

The decision in the case of Dr, Palaniappan Rajmohan was rendered by the General Medical Council (GMC) which heard evidence between October 5 and October 20.

According to the Daily Mail, the decision was based entirely on his dishonesty–listing that the abortion was sought because the girl was too young–not on the fact that Rajmohan was caught red-handed in an undercover sting by the Telegraph.

“As part of The Telegraph sting, a pregnant woman, known as Ms. A, visited Dr. Rajmohan and told him she wished to have an abortion because he and her husband did not want to have a baby girl,” reported Sophie Jane Evans. “In response, the doctor allegedly said: ‘That’s not fair. It’s like female infanticide isn’t it?’”

A probe was launched by the police and GMC. Rajmohan had originally faced a criminal charge, but the legal system wanted little to nothing to do with the results of the newspaper’s undercover investigation.

As NRL News Today reported, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) dropped the case, claiming it ‘was not in the public interest to pursue.”

But faced with a private prosecution by pro-lifer, Aisling Hubert, against Rajmohan and Manchester abortionist Prabha Sivaraman (who was also videotaped agreeing to a sex-selection abortion), the CPS jumped back in and used its power to quash the case.

“It is the second time in two years that the CPS has blocked a prosecution against the pair despite acknowledging that the evidence could lead to a successful prosecution,” the Telegraph’s John Bingham reported.

The GMC concluded that Rajmohan acted dishonestly because he agreed to record a false reason. (Actually he came up with the bogus explanation.)

‘Despite you apparently believing that the request for a termination of pregnancy was being based on the gender of the foetus, you immediately volunteered to Ms A the alternative reason ‘too young for pregnancy’ and sought her agreement to this reason.

‘That false reason was so far away from what you knew to be true, that the panel concluded you must have realised at the time that your actions would be considered as dishonest by the ordinary standards of reasonable and honest members of the medical profession.’

Paul Curtis, who chaired the hearing, wrote:

“The panel is in no doubt that your actions have brought the medical profession into disrepute and would be considered deplorable by fellow practitioners.

“As such, the panel is satisfied that your conduct is sufficiently serious as to amount to misconduct.

“The panel has determined it is in the public interest to suspend your registration with immediate effect in order to maintain public confidence in the profession.”

For all that, Rajmohan received a slap on the wrist.

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