Article Source: UCT Students For Life
Last night, 6 Oct 2020, the prosecutor at the Health Care Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) withdrew charges against pro-life doctor Jacques de Vos, who has been unjustly prevented from practicing as a doctor since the case commenced on 30 June 2017.
In 2019, 2 Military hospital disassociated from the case and apologised for the harm caused to Dr De Vos. The HPCSA prosecution has failed to produce any evidence of a complaint against Dr de Vos from the mother who he discouraged from abortion. It appears that the charges were driven solely by abortion doctors Drs van Wyk and Ismail who were unhappy with De Vos claims that an unborn child was a human being and that abortion also causes mental health harm to the mother.
De Vos’ legal counsel has submitted the expert witness testimony of UCT Anatomy Professor Dr Chris Warton that an unborn child is a human being; and the testimony of Professor Priscilla Coleman that abortion causes mental health harm to women. The prosecution has failed to provide any evidence to rebut these claims or to substantiate the charges against Dr De Vos.
Advocate Keith Matthee acting for De Vos argued that “…those who drove this ideological vendetta against him should be investigated for unprofessional conduct”.
While the impacts on De Vos are severe, the case highlights the even more serious injustice the innocent 19 week old unborn baby who Dr De Vos was persecuted for speaking up for. The military must end its killing of innocent unborn babies.
Date published: 07/10/2020
Feature image: Doctor Jacques De Vos. www.facebook.com
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