Abortion case dropped against city doctor by CPS

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A legal case against a Sheffield doctor who was accused of allegedly agreeing to arrange an illegal abortion has been dropped.

Prabha Sivaraman, who was registered in Dore with the Care Quality Commission, and Palaniappan Rajmohan, from Birmingham, both faced trials after being filmed in a newspaper sting agreeing to arrange abortions for women because they did not want to have girls – which is illegal.

The pair were both working in clinics in Manchester at the time of the investigation.

The Crown Prosecution Service decided it was ‘not in the public interest’ to pursue the case in 2013, and a group of pro-life campaigners took it over as a private prosecution.

But the CPS was asked to review the case and has now announced it is forcing it to be abandoned.