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Archbishop of Southwark writes to Secretary of State for Health about Consultation on Abortion

04/02/2014 10:01 am

Archbishop Peter Smith - Plenary press conference

The Archbishop of Southwark, the Most Reverend Peter Smith has written to the Secretary of State for Health, the Rt Hon Mr Jeremy Hunt MP about the Department of Health consultation, Procedures for the Approval of Independent Sector Places for the Termination of Pregnancy.

He expresses his deep concern about the consultation and invites the Secretary of State for Health to “lead a much wider and broader consultation which would enable these very sensitive and difficult issues to be more honestly and openly debated”.

A formal response to the consultation from the Catholic Church has been made by the Anscombe Centre for Bioethics.

Downloads

You can download both Archbishop Peter Smith's letter to the Secretary of State for Health and the formal response to the consultation from the Anscombe Centre for Bioethics by using the links in the top right-hand corner of this article. 

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letter

Abortion Consultation

letter-to-jeremy-hunt-abortion.pdf 46.58 kB

A letter from Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark to the Health Secretary the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt on the Department of Health consultation, Procedures for the Approval of Independent Sector Places for the Termination of Pregnancy.

Response

Abortion Consultation Response

anscombe-bioethics-centre-response-to-abortion-RSOPs-consultation.pdf 353.84 kB

A response from the Anscombe Bioethics Centre response to Department of Health consultation on Procedures for the Approval of Independent Sector Places for Termination of Pregnancy. 31 January 2014.