Catholic midwives lose abortion 'conscientious objection' case
29 February 2012
Two Roman Catholic midwives have lost a legal battle to avoid taking part in abortion procedures because of their "conscientious objections".
Midwifery sisters Mary Doogan, 57, and Concepta Wood, 51, said being forced to supervise staff taking part in abortions violated their human rights.
The women had sought to challenge NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde on the issue.
But a judge at the Court of Session ruled the midwives did not have direct involvement in terminating pregnancies. the rest