Joanna Jepson

Joanna Jepson

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joanna Jepson (born 1976) is a Church of England vicar most notable for instigating a legal challenge to the late abortion of a 28-week-old foetus in 2001. The reasons given for the termination were associated with the foetus having a cleft lip and palate - grounds which Jepson argued did not constitute "a serious handicap" under the terms of the 1967 UK Abortion Act. Jepson, who was born with a jaw deformity herself, and whose brother is disabled, argued that the abortion was an "unlawful killing." However, in 2005 a judicial review concluded that the doctors carrying out the abortion had "acted in good faith," and would not face prosecution.
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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136766752
  • 9786136766751