British doctor, Prabha Sivaraman, will appear before court in Manchester charged with agreeing to carry out selective abortions, thereby contravening the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act. The trial will begin in December 2014.
The doctor was summoned just a few days after the unanimous decision taken by the British Parliament to make selective abortions illegal.
Dr. Prabha Sivaraman and another doctor, Dr. Palaniappan Rajmohan, were filmed agreeing to undertake and organising gender selective abortions.
Dr. Prabha Sivaraman is accused of “conspiring to obtain poison to trigger an abortion” and will appear before the court next month. The Birmingham Court will decide in January whether or not to prosecute Dr Palaniappan Rajmohan.