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23-year-old campaigner for 'gender-abortion' justice to challenge £36,000 costs orders

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Issued by the Christian Legal Centre


Media Notice
For immediate release
16 January 2017
Court hearing
Brighton Magistrates' Court

23-year-old campaigner for 'gender-abortion' justice to challenge £36,000 costs order

A 23-YEAR-OLD Christian woman, whose attempt to bring 'gender-abortion' doctors to justice was derailed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), is due to appear in court tomorrow (17 JAN) to challenge the huge legal costs against her.

Aisling Hubert, who is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court tomorrow at 10:00, was ordered to pay £36,000 in costs to two doctors who were filmed by a national newspaper offering abortion on the basis of the baby's gender. She was also told to pay a further £11,000 following an attempt to challenge the CPS's decision to intervene and the costs already awarded against her.

The court is expected to determine what will happen with regard to costs orders totalling £36,000. It could reduce the sum, agree a gradual payment schedule, or impose a term of imprisonment.

Miss Hubert (pictured below) previously appeared at Brighton Magistrates' Court in November to challenge the costs but the hearing was postponed until now.

The costs orders against Miss Hubert have attracted widespread support in her favour. A petition to the Attorney General for England and Wales to urgently review the case has been signed by almost 17,000 people.

Miss Hubert is supported by the Christian Legal Centre.

More information and comment is available here.


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