If the Abortion Act has ' to exist it should be amended to give the father proper rights over the life of the unborn child. according to the Guild of Catholic Doctors.
In an editorial in the latest edition of the Guild's quarterly journal it said: "Although there are three people involved — the mother, the father and the child — only the mother is given any rights under the present Act."
The editorial referred to the court decision in May, in which Sir George Baker, President of the Family Division of the High Court. ruled that neither the child nor the father had any rights before the birth.
A printer's error in last week's issue implied that Mr Charles Oxley, Principal of Tower College and Scarisbrick Hall, was reprinting and distributing copies of a poem banned under present blasphemy laws. We would like to make it absolutely clear that Mr Oxley is in fact the leader of a group strongly opposed to any such distribution. We apologise for any distress or embarrassment the report may have caused him.