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Brief suspension ends for British abortionist who agreed to sex-selective abortion

by | Feb 24, 2016

By Dave Andrusko

Abortionist Palaniappan Rajmohan

Abortionist Palaniappan Rajmohan

Just because the outcome was inevitable, doesn’t make the playing out of a decision by the (British) Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service any the less disgusting.

We reported last November that the MPTS suspended the license of abortionist Palaniappan Rajmohan for a piddling three months. This slap on the wrist came although Rajmohan was caught on video in an undercover sting by the Telegraph.

“As part of The Telegraph sting, a [12-week] 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?’”

The suspension 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 by the Telegraph agreeing to a sex-selective abortion

Last month the panel ruled (ahead of the end of his suspension) that “Rajmohan’s fitness to practise was no longer impaired after he said he thought he was acting in the best interests of the patient,” according to the Telegraph’s Lyndsey Telford. “He is now free to practice.”

At his January hearing, Rajmohan’s statement said all the right things .

Telford noted, “He added that he felt he needed to help the patient and was worried about her given her determination that she did not want her pregnancy.”

Accommodating as ever,

The panel concluded that Dr Rajmohan had “developed sufficient insight” into his past misconduct for it to be “satisfied that the risk of any repetition is low”.

“It has also concluded that the public interest in sending out a signal to you, to other practitioners and to the public that your actions were unacceptable has now been served… Accordingly, the Tribunal has determined that your fitness to practise is no longer impaired by reason of your misconduct.”

The undercover investigation eventually resulted in a probe by the police and the General Medical Council (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, following an investigation, 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.

In other words, even this small penalty would not have occurred, had it not been for outside pro-life pressure.

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